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Re: Best scheme for teams and Maintainer/Uploaders fields ?

On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 11:24:50AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 08, 2007 at 09:03:03AM +0100, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

> > - it's difficult to keep track of who is caring for that package (hint:
> >   QA, MIA, ...)
> Uh? Why? Your maintainer field seems to address this issue. In our
> scheme that's would be more a problem, but if the mailing list is
> responsive it's enough. Think for example at the debian-release mailing
> list: it's a list, but it's really responsive for all packages in the
> archive. So IMO not being able to identify a single person is not
> necessarily an indicator of unresponsiveness for a given package.

  What he means is that when people are listed automatically as
Maitnainer/Uploader, the fact that the package is well maintained may
hide that a particular DD do nothing at all, and is in fact MIA.

  Last-action of a DD is computed using many ways, uploads of package
where he is in Maintainer/Uploader beeing among them, and it hides real
MIAs from the mia tracking scripts, and that's bad, because it prevent
good QA work, and generate more and more bitrot.
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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