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Re: BoF: Supporting 15,000 packages - How much support do we mean?

On 29/05/2007 Ben Hutchings wrote:
> There were some discussions on -private (and possibly here?) earlier in
> the year about quality vs quantity of packages.
> [...]
> I don't think we want to start grading maintainers and I believe there's
> a consensus that we should not be more selective about packages, but I
> think it would be a service to our users to grade how well supported
> packages are. I have a number of ideas for ways in which this could be
> done, but I think a discussion would yield something better that might
> eventually be accepted cover a whole release.

Publishing the date of last upload is a very useful information here,
especially if you need to choose an application out of several unknown
I would love to see the date of last upload published at
packages.debian.org at least.
A timestamp Field in every Package (which is automatically created at
build process) would be even better.


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