Improving keyring maintenance (was Re: question for all candidates)
If you don't want to read the rant, skip to the bottom where I volunteer
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In the mail to the DPL I mentioned above, James outlined three fairly
>significant technical changes that could be implemented to make the
>job easier, and could be done by anyone, without requiring any special
Why on EARTH didn't he outline these needed changes to *debian-devel*,
or put them on the Debian wiki, or in some other way let *everyone* know
what needed to be done? Nobody's going to volunteer to do them if
nobody knows *what they are*. On the other hand, if he publicized what
he needed, I promise he'd get volunteers writing code almost
*This* is what's wrong with James's communication skills. Apparently
it's also a problem with the *DPL*, who could equally well have
publicized the same needed changes.
Anyway, thank you for finally describing the issues
If I could be pointed to the existing scripts for managing debian-keyring.gpg,
I can start work on making them componentised, simple, obviously correct and
secure, and fast. That sort of work is what I'm especially good at. I could
start an alioth project for "keyring-manangement-scripts" if anyone else is
interested in working on this.
Hmm, this is going off topic for -vote.... Replies to -devel please.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
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