Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy
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On 30.04.2011 16:48, Andreas Barth wrote:
> Actually, it worked quite well for both volatile and backports to
> start as a non-official service. As well as building packages in
> non-free. And lots of other stuff which was implemented.
> Why shouldn't it work for rolling.d.n?
I didn't say r.d.n should start as official service immediately, I said
one should give interested people the possibility to provide a reliable
service to prove their idea works.
This is a bit different than backports.d.o, which is a pure optional
service extension to traditional repositories. If there is a backport
for a certain package good, if not: no problem neither from a conceptual
However for a rolling distribution one would not provide some packages
in addition to those regularly available through repositories, but
provide official maintainer uploads from unstable after a while /and
support them/. At least the latter calls the original maintainer to
account again, even outside of freeze periods and perhaps in a more
timely manner as Sid requires this by people by now.
Don't get me wrong, I don't claim this wouldn't be case by now already
and many maintainers do a great job anyway. My point is that Raphaels
approach needs itself a certain service level in order to provide the
same service level to rolling users itself.
This is, in turn what you call from him in order to accept a potential
rolling branch. How should he though, if people are not willing to help
at least passively which gives him a chance to provide a good service?
>> I agree. This does not imply others should sabotage his efforts
> That's an interessting claim. Please show where someone has sabotaged
Since it does not exist yet, no one did. I apologize for my words which
have been a bit more rude than necessary. I think I outlined above what
with kind regards,
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