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Re: mass ITPs

* Luca Brivio <lucab83@infinito.it> [2008-03-02 20:28]:

> Alle 19:48, sab 1 marzo 2008, Christian Perrier ha scritto:
> > If someone cares to listen: when you think about ITPing each and every
> > piece of FLOSS that pops around: think about *helping* people who
> > maintain existing packages instead of adding even more noise to our
> > noisy bunch of various crap^W software.
> Just some thoughts:
> - ITPing doesn't of course mean being packaging. One can have low priority on 
> an ITP, and even when, once started, one finds that software isn't worth it, 
> she can decide not to package it anymore...

Indeed, it seems that lots of ITPs just get forgotten.  Here is the
statistics on the age in days of ITP bug reports:

$ itp=http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/being_packaged
$ curl $itp | perl -ne 'if (/([\d]+) days/) {print "$1\n"}' > /var/tmp/data
$ echo 'x<-read.table("/var/tmp/data");summary(x[,1])' | R --slave
   Min. 1st Qu.  Median    Mean 3rd Qu.    Max.
    2.0    59.0   189.0   292.5   351.0  2420.0
More than a half of the bug reports are older than six months, according to
the median value of 189 days as above.  Nearly one quarter of the reports
has celebrated its first anniversary.
That is probably okay.  At any rate, these are just "intentions" to package.


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