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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt dijo [Mon, May 02, 2011 at 09:15:38AM +0200]:
> > I understand members of the release team feel particularly responsible to
> > do various release-critical tasks that should have been done by the
> > maintainers but haven't (for various reasons). And I guess that's the
> > reason of your remark.
> >
> > But that's not scalable ultimately. So I think it's a good move to say
> > we support testing and we expect every maintainer to take care of their
> > packages there (as opposed to the current situation where too much of that
> > work is left in the hands of the release team).
> Saying that will not make people do it. We have also said that "we will
> fix bugs in a frozen testing distribution", but that doesn't mean that
> everyone does it. Raphael, just announcing that something should be done
> doesn't get stuff done.

FWIW... Splitting developers' focus this way does not only mean some
of us are bound to ignore rolling (as we care about stable), but the
opposite - Some of us will ignore stable (as we package stuff that
caters better to rolling).

Of course, some packages could be hinted never to enter stable, or
stuff like that... But I do feel that, although I overall like the
rolling proposal, it is bound to dillute attention and, therefore,
overall QA.

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