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Re: Changes to the weekly WNPP posting

On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 11:21:45PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> writes:
> > * Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> [2005-05-20 11:48]:
> >> One could decide to let RM: bugs on ftp.d.o always linger a certain
> >> amount of time before processing, for complete removals, in any case.
> >
> > That's someone I wanted to suggest anyway.  While I'm happy to see
> > removals happening much more frequently and quickly these days, the
> > downside is that it doesn't give people a chance to complain when
> > someone is removed within minutes of it being requested.
> Someone or something?

Clear from context, I'd say, no need to nitpick :)
> It's surely possible to put it back if the removal was bad, right?

Sure, but it's always a bit more tedious. In this case, it would also
have been possible to drop stuff from sarge first, and leave the
removals standing for a while, otoh, once a removal is requested,
usually there is already some time of orphaning, and people who care
about a package really should adopt it if they are attached to it.

A pending removal request can serve as an extra wake-up call though, and
people will more easily look into whether to adopt it, in order to save
it. Especially when a maintainer requests removal, and apparantly
misjudges the amount of users, having a week or two to be able to react
and object is a good thing in general.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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