Re: package ownership in Debian
On 7/29/06, Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 20:00:21 +0000, Gustavo Franco
> On 7/29/06, Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 16:27:26 +0000, Gustavo Franco
>> <email@example.com> said:
> I wrote that it could be integrated with PTS, somebody else
> suggested a new header in control. I think subscribe/unsubscribe a
> package (using signed messages) to "LowThresholdNMU" with notes that
> could be queried by mail and included in PTS web interface, would
Ah. Sounds like a decent idea.
>> There is nothing wrong with offering to help out with packages
>> either -- and nothing wrong with people forming teams. Rammning it
>> down people's throats won't work, though.
> Don't you see that the team thing is to avoid a random developer
> that have no idea what's going on with the history of that package,
> do the upload ? The packages that aren't under group maintenance and
> will never be, needs more not so strict NMU rules.
Seems to me you need rules exactly as strict, since the people
doing the NMU are less familiar with the package, and thus need to
exercise more care, and need to bring in the input of the person most
experienced with the package. Lowering the upload threshold from
people unfamiliar with the package probably would lead to a drop in
quality, simply because it is harder to package something one is
I'm not here for push "new upstream releases" into your packages, for
example. We're talking about bug fixing and better integration, eg:
better hardware support, as Anthony pointed out.