Re: Sourceful uploads [Re: Upcoming FTPMaster meeting]
On 14/02/11 at 12:13 +0000, Philipp Kern wrote:
> On 2011-02-13, Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > ]] Philipp Kern
> >| Actually those build failures are nowadays sent to the PTS for further
> >| distribution (the "buildd" keyword). I don't know how many are subscribed
> >| to those notifications, though. (After all, they're not automatically
> >| sent to the maintainer.)
> > Would people be opposed to changing that? I would be quite happy to get
> > mails if my packages FTBFS on various architectures, and I believe I'm
> > competent to at least usually see if something fails because of
> > something obvious or if it looks like a chroot/buildd issue.
> I guess there are (at least) two options:
> a) Auto-mail the current maintainer as determined by ftp's Maintainers file.
> Pro: Very easy to setup.
> Drawback: You'd be unable to opt-out. Furthermore I don't know what the
> process is to agree on additional mailing of maintainers.
> b) Auto-subscribe all maintainers to the PTS. Phase out direct mails to
> the maintainer and switch them over to PTS mailings. I guess that would
> also apply to dak and debbugs mails.
I would very much prefer (b). Maybe it would also be a good time to
split the mail part off the PTS (I don't see any excellent reason to
have the mail handling and the web pages closely linked together).