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Re: NEW handling ...

On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 07:56:58PM +0100, David Schmitt wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 March 2005 19:14, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> > Hi, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > > As far as a NEW-review team, when I raised this about a week ago, aj said
> > > that you'd effectively be ftpmasters, so why not be an ftpmaster?
> >
> > Umm, no. I presume ftpmaster has other duties. Besides, eyeballing the new
> > packages and drafting a list for ftpmaster to cross-read and implement
> > isn't the same as implementing the actions directly; I suppose initially
> > new ftpmasters would do the former until the "old" ftpmaster team is
> > cnfident the new guys' (gals??) skills are up to the task.
> Where I am very surprised that nobody of the very vocal and oh-so-bored 
> maintainers who have nothing else to than waiting for their NEW packages has 
> started an effort to the latter effect: Collecting tidbits of information 
> concerning the various packages rotting in NEW and making that information 
> public.
> Without public information, there is no discussion.
> Without discussing those things (especially those ftp-masters have generally 
> express their distrust by ignoring them) nothing will happen.

Well, when one sees the response one get to tidbit of information send to the
ftp-masters about one selfs package sitting in NEW, you should understand the
discouragement that such kind of thrown-away work is.


Sven Luther

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