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Re: congratulations to our ftp-master team

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 03:56:30PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Anand Kumria <wildfire@progsoc.uts.edu.au> writes:
> > I'd like to congratulate our ftp-master team on their ability to timely
> > process packages progressing through the NEW queue.
> >
> > <http://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html> [1]
> >
> > I think you are an excellent example of people who are too busy for Debian.
> >
> > I must say that I am particularly impressed that you've managed to
> > frustrate our users for over 1 year with the package 'xvidcap'.
> Guessing by the name alone I would say this is a patent issue like
> mplayer and therefore a problem package that is not likely to get
> resolved anytime soon.
> But that is just a guess.

And it is an incorrect guess. xvidcap itself uses libraries already in
Debian. But thanks for playing "guess the mind of the ftp-masters".

Was it fun?

> For non problem cases the NEW queue was never as fast as now so
> congratulation of improving the NEW queue so much already. Giving your
> past month performance I'm sure the few remaining issues can be
> resolved in time as well. Ignoring anything 2 weeks or newer I count
> only 7 packages. This is great.

Maybe you are a fan of being left in limbo, or like the perverbial
Schrödinger's cat, but even a bad process can benefit from assurances.

A simple assurance that your package will be rejected from the NEW queue
if no ftp-master approves it within 2 weeks would actually be a benefit.


 `When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to
  its subjects, "This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are
  forbidden to know," the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how
  holy the motives' -- Robert A Heinlein, "If this goes on --"

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