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Re: NEW processing

On Wed, Dec 03, 2008 at 04:33:15PM +0100, Martin Wuertele wrote:
> > I, too, believe the copyright check is the core of the role of the NEW queue.

> > Quality checks could be done later and this would ease the whole process while 
> > keeping a focus where it is important.

> I completely disagree. It's a welcome benefit if packages of inferior
> quality are prevented from entering the archive in the first place imo.
> If you want to test packages not yet ready for debian

The fallacy here is to assume that lintian cleanliness is strongly
correlated with high package quality.  It isn't.  There are certain lintian
*errors* that are almost certain indicators of *poor* package quality, but
this is not proof of the converse.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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