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Re: unnecessary adoption by QA-team

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org>:
> On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 11:42:29PM +0200, Erik Schanze wrote:
> > John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>:
> > > On Fri, Aug 06, 2004 at 11:09:16PM +0200, Erik Schanze wrote:
> > > > I have noticed that QA-team adopt the gif2png package.
> > > > I'd like to veto here.
> > > 
> > > They did no such thing.  As the previous maintainer, I set the
> > > maintainer to Debian QA, which is the *right and proper thing to do*
> > > until the new person actually makes an opload.  
> > 
> > And QA-Team did so.
> No, it's quite clear that Lars just forgot to change the maintainer name
> in his upload. That was not a QA upload.
Unfortunately, it was not clear for me.
I was puzzled about:
 Maintainer: Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>
 Changed-By: Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi>

I thought Lars is a member of QA Group and upload it for they.

I'm sorry for the noise.

But the problem, which I'd like to point out still exists (despite it was not 
the case here, but still happend):
- a new maintainer filed ITA, shortly after i was orphaned
- builds a package and resolves bugs
- wait for a Sponsor, because he/she is not a DD, filed RFS to debian-mentors
- meanwhile QA Group fixes some trivial bugs and upload a new package

-> new maintainer has to build a new package and his/her work was 
   for nothing(, but learning ;-)), perhaps she/he is unhappy.

IMO QA Group should respect an ITA and communicate with new maintainer about
or at least wait always some weeks before touch it.

Kindly regards,

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