Bug#485837: (more or less) mandate notifying d-devel of ITPs
Section 5.1 on New Packages currently contains the sentence
> If you feel it's necessary, send a copy to
> email@example.com by putting the address in the
> X-Debbugs-CC: header of the message (no, don't use CC:, because that
> way the message's subject won't indicate the bug number).
I wonder whether it would be preferable to make using that a (strong)
recommendation along the lines of
Please do send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org by using the
X-Debbugs-CC (pseudo- if you prefer) header (no, don't use CC:, because
that way the message's subject won't indicate the bug number). If you
are packaging so many new packages (>10) that notifying the mailing list
in seperate messages is too disruptive, do send a summary after filing
the bugs to the debian-devel list instead.
Rationale: Packages stemming from ITPs that have not been CCed to the
mailing list seem to feature particularly bad long descriptions, such as
(random example that prompted me to write this mail now):
Description: Command line trashcan utility
Command line interface trashcan freedesktop.org specs compliant. For
each trashed file remember name, original path, date of deletion, and
Designed to interoperate with KDE Trash.
The ITP-forwarding seems to be an opportunity where these things can be
caught at an early time.
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/