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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy



Hai!

Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@madism.org> writes:
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 12:28:06PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>> Size is just one ingredient. There are plenty of other ways to diminish
>> barrier to deploy big changes in Debian: wider commit access rights,
>> larger VCS repositories, more liberal NMUs, etc. (Unsurprisingly,
>> several Debian derivatives have decide to pursue those other ways and
>> one might argue that they have done so learning from Debian experience.)
>
> [...]
>
> Oh yes, you really want to "attract" new contributors ? build debhub.com
> (as in github) and force everyone to package stuff in there.

Ehm, forcing people to use a certain VCS is usually a good way to _lose_
contributors...

>   - PPA should focus on:
>       * co-installability when endurable;
>       * documented and working rollback to unstable (IOW downgrading a
>         package to unstable when co-installability is not possible
>         should work well enough, idealy using pinning and apt, but a
>         documented procedure is good enough too).

Wait, that's a completely orthogonal problem. Rollbacks of package
upgrades is unsupported generally, trying to solve this at the same time
as the PPA issue is a bad idea. There's no reason to connect these
things.

Marc

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