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Re: what about an special QA package priority?

On Saturday 24 May 2008, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Fri, 23 May 2008, Luciano Bello wrote:
> > Of course at first is not easy. But we should go to an scenario
> > where all the local patches was reported to upstream (to apply them
> > in the next release) or be justified by more than one developer.
> >
> > I'm just saying the platitude. We need to improve our process. We
> > must learn something from the Debian/OpenSSL debacle.
> We've learned lessons that we already knew: reviewing patches and
> working to minimize diffs between upstream is good. However, blocking
> Debian development on upstream or reviewers isn't the way to magically
> get more people to review Debian-specific patches.

If Debian prefers quality to quantity, blocking Debian development to upstream 
or reviewers is a good thing. There is no magic way to get more people to 
review Debian-specific patches, but having these extracted and published in a 
centralized system would improve accessibility and readability to the rest of 
the world.

> We need the people who are doing the review and have continuously
> committed to doing the review before we block on the review.

OK, but Debian should help them first revealing its patch material in a more 
accessible and readable fashion.

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