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Re: Future of X packages in Debian

On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Daniel Stone wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 11:54:36PM +0200, Michel D?nzer wrote:
> > On Fri, 2004-07-02 at 06:37 +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jul 01, 2004 at 10:22:42PM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto
> > > wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > > > > If I decide and propose something, will you upload it tomorrow?
> > > >
> > > > No, and you know that. it would still go trough the priority list, commit,
> > > > review and test. And you know as much as we do how much time it takes that
> > > > process. If you want to question the time we take to include things that's
> > > > a separate argument. If you want to question that we do not accept
> > > > anything than sorry but you know that is not true.
> > >
> > > The point I was making was that there is a group with significantly more
> > > power than everyone else, and the ultimate gatekeepers of Debian in X.
> > > If this is not true, and I'm part of the XSF, can I start uploading
> > > again?
> >
> > What's that fixation of yours about uploading? I like to consider myself
> > part of the XSF (although ATM I can only contribute very little due to
> > my diploma thesis unfortunately), but I've never felt even the slightest
> > urge to do an upload. If you aren't happy with the job Fabio does as
> > release manager, I suggest you just express your opinion about that.
> I'm more than happy with the job Fabio does as RM - I have absolutely no
> issue here.

Thanks :)

> My issue is with the fact he refuses to acknowledge that
> some people have a little more privilege than others in Debian X
> maintainership.

Already the fact that we can upload to Debian shows that we have more
"power" than all the other users. Yes i have a little more priviliges than
other but that does not mean that i have to abuse them or feel more proud.
It is an acknoledge from my side to take more responsabilities towards the


<user> fajita: step one
<fajita> Whatever the problem, step one is always to look in the error log.
<user> fajita: step two
<fajita> When in danger or in doubt, step two is to scream and shout.

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