Re: Debian rolling: tentative summary
On Tue, May 03, 2011 at 02:59:04PM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> I think that one of the conclusions of the discussion from the last few
> days is that the freeze "blockage" has very good features that many of
> us are not willing to give up, like the ability to focus the DDs on
> working on stable releases.
I do not think there was any such consensus. There were people who
voiced valid concerns about this, and I believe there were also people
who provided counter arguments. I do not recall any kind of consensus,
or even "choosing camps" on this issue beyond that, just that the thread
drifted away in another direction. ISTR even seeing some hard data
floating around about a declining number distinct contributions as the
freeze progressed, which would weigh pretty heavily against any argument
about "focusing DD's". DEP-10, while being otherwise lacking in
content, does describe this problem pretty well as motivation for
exploring changes to the release process.
And beyond that, how does the exact same argument *not* apply to rolling
regarding DD time/focus?
Anyway, if you want to focus solely on the rolling related stuff, that's
fine. I don't really have a vested opinion on it one way or another,
I just felt that your summary didn't have a full view of everything
discussed in this massive thread.
 I don't recall if it was in the thread or on IRC, but the data was
taken from -changes/BTS statistics during the release process.
 That is to say, having a restriction that "you can only do foo",
especially in a volunteer project doesn't necessarily guarantee
that significantly more people will help with "doing foo" than