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Re: Debian contributors looking for paid work on Squeeze LTS


On Mon, 02 Jun 2014, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> Following a very rough methodology:
> For updates in leaf packages with a patch available for stable-security
> four updates should be sufficient for the updated packages and tests.

s/updates/hours/ ?

> Sometimes the update is more involved (e.g. because it requires additional
> changes to be backported) or a lot of reverse deps need to be tested, then
> it may take up to a day. Let's assume that one third of the updates are of
> that category.
> Then there's the odd exception which might still take more time, but that's
> hard to factor in (some kernel updates e.g.).
> Filtering out the unsupported packaged this leaves us with 160 packages,
> so approx 100-110 days.

Just to verify the above correction, 1/3 * 160 * 1 + 2/3 * 160 * 0.5 =~ 107 work days
per year, that matches your figure.

Thanks Moritz !
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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