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Re: Hijacking^W^W^W^W^W^WSalvaging packages for fun and profit: A proposal

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 06:33:58PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> As a general principle, I'm with Bart here.  I don't think we will
> benefit from a new, relatively complex, procedure that overlaps with
> other existing mechanisms.
> Socially, we need to acknowledge the fact that the current procedure to
> orphan packages might be too heavyweight, and too coarse-grained, to
> efficiently deal with the frequent situation where maintainers lose
> interest in specific packages.
> I don't know what to make of the "seconds" suggestion by Bart, though. I
> understand the rationale, but is not clear to me how to raise the
> interest by other DDs in reviewing the "intent to orphan" bugs filed by
> 3rd parties. Maybe we should document to post them on -qa? That *might*
> have the side-effect of fostering the creation of a review community for
> these kind of actions on -qa. Mumble mumble...

Posting them on -qa sounds like a good idea to me.  Can you elaborate on that
"side-effect" ? I don't understand that part.


Bart Martens

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