Re: Security updates for sarge?
Ingo Juergensmann [u] wrote on 22/10/2004 18:35:
On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 06:13:46PM +0200, Martin Schulze wrote:
Because they have set up and maintain the buildd network.
Yes, nice, well done, thank them for their initial work, but it seems as if
it's up for others now to take over that job, because they obviously failing
continuously doing it now.
I must admit I thought something similar:
Why the hell are there only two people who know how to do it, when two
people doesn't seem to be enough? It might be better if they postponed
further work on the buildd network and used that time to introduce
others to the job. In the end, this might very well speed up the whole
process. At least, it gets some more redundancy (what happens if one of
them gets ill while the other is on a prolonged journey?).
Two people who can do the job certainly isn't nearly enough for such
important jobs in a project as big as Debian. I would think it should be
at least 5-6 people.
Similar things could be said about ftpmasters. New packages are supposed
to be added to unstable within at most one week, but I'm waiting for ten
days now. (Yeah, I know, still not _that_ long.) I'm not complaining,
Heck, If I were a DD, I would be glad to help whereever needed. The most
pressing bits seem to be (from my POV):
1) buildd network (especially because of sarge/security)
2) ftpmaster (seems to be overwhelmed in work for months now)
3) new-maintainer process (though it seems to have sped up considerably
during the last year)
4) security team (though I'm not sure how bad the situation is)
So, if my help is wanted with one of the first three of those, I will
gladly file a NM application immediately.