Re: Release update
OK, so I started making an analysis of the RC bugs.
(1) There are an awful lot of simple Depends/Build-Depends bugs. Maintainers,
look at your packages, and if you have one of these, fix and upload it now.
Other people: if these sit around for a long time, it's a sign that the
maintainer isn't doing his job -- but NMU the package if you can.
(2) There are a large number of RC bugs filed in Februrary. I think
maintainers probably mostly need to be given a bit more time on these, so I
didn't look at them further.
(3) There are a fair number of packages which have bugs with no maintainer
comment for over a month. This is not good. Maintainers: take a look at
your bugs! QA: there may be some more needed forcible orphanings in here.
These are just the ones I noticed; I may have missed some. Also, I only got
to the letter d before wearing out.
cl-sdl-opengl (bug 217857)
There's lots more further down, like... xemacs21 !
(4) Some packages are in bad enough shape that in my opinion they must not be
released with sarge:
amavis-ng: Four outstanding unfixed RC bugs, including data loss.
cl-uncommonsql: Orphaned and dead upstream.
(5) Conclusion: Many maintainers are doing their jobs excellently.
Unfortunately, a fair number of maintainers simply aren't bothering to deal
with their RC bugs. I don't know what the best course of action is. Some
combination of package removals, NMUs, orphanings, etc., I suppose.