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Re: package ownership in Debian

Gustavo Franco wrote:
> * Are you working on the package foo ?
> In a scenario when anybody or tons of people can upload the package foo,
> it's necessary to tag somewhere that you're working on the package foo.
> Groups do it using IRC or wiki articles today. We could do it using the
> NEWS in the PTS. It won't break the current groups approach since
> these groups can point the wiki articles or irc channels for
coordination there.

For larger stuff, I think people could just mail the maintainer/submit a
bug and wait a day or two. I usually try to comment on patches rather
quick with something along the lines "will upload this soon" or "please
don't NMU with this just yet" and some rationale.

> * Where are you working on the package foo ?
> You could send the vcs information about the package to the PTS that
If that is wanted, I'd consider it important enough information to have
it in debian/control. In particular, URLs seem to be readily available,
so this should be really easy to do.
For repositories updated with {svn,...}-buildpackage, you could even do
some more magic (like easy checking of whether something newer than the
last upload is in unstable, check out the latest source based on sources
list + package repository, etc.).

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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