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Vote result (was: Poll (was: Popularity of bzr-builddeb and dh-make))


the week is over and here are the results from the vote:
There were 64 participants in total.


46 people want dh-make recommended.
27 people (+ 3 with a question mark) want dh-make suggested.
58 people voted for (at least) one of the above options.

Recommending dh-make instead of suggesting was the clear winner. I will
move dh-make from Suggests to Recommends in packaging-dev.


8 people (+ 3 with a question mark) want bzr-builddeb recommended.
30 people (+ 10 with a question mark) want bzr-builddeb suggested.
44 people voted for (at least) one of the above options.

What will I do?

Am Samstag, den 13.10.2012, 00:10 +0900 schrieb Charles Plessy:
> Le Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:06:11PM +0200, Benjamin Drung a écrit :
> > Am Freitag, den 12.10.2012, 10:04 +0800 schrieb Paul Wise:
> > 
> > https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/Popularity_of_bzr-builddeb_and_dh-make/
> > 
> > The poll will be closed in one week (if enough votes are collected).
> Hello everybody,
> if the point is to have a package that pulls everything one needs when doing
> random work in Debian (as opposed with working specifically in one team where
> it is predictable which helpers are used and which are not), then I do not
> understand the point of not including *-buildpackage and dh-make, which are
> tiny regarding to most other things that mk-builddeps will pull in later.
> I think that it is exactly the case where we should not vote.  Unless the
> wheight of bzr and dh-make is unbearable to otherwise users of packaging-dev,
> even if the majority do not use them, what is the harm recommending them ?
> Not to mention that there is no evidence that the people who vote for or
> against recommending them are really using packaging-dev...

I agree with your opinion. packaging-dev targets especially newcomers
and should give them a good starting point. It should allow doing random
work in Debian and therefore recommends packages that are used by a
portion (could be lower than 50%) of Debian developers. For example,
gnome-pkg-tools and pkg-kde-tools are recommended. Not every developer
touches a GNOME or KDE packages, but these desktop environments are
important enough to recommend these helpers.

The poll showed that bzr-builddeb is wanted by a portion of developers
(18 % up to 25 %), but not by most of them. Therefore I will keep
bzr-builddeb recommended until someone has another good reason to demote
the package to suggests.

Benjamin Drung
Debian & Ubuntu Developer

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