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Re: New list: lts-do-call-me


I do not think we should drop the lts-do-no-call. It is useful to have to know which ones to not contact.

The lte-do-call is also useful since there are some maintainers that really want to maintain also the oldstable branches without us interfering.

The ones not mentioned in any of them should usually be contacted but sometimes we are in a rush or the fix is trivial so it is not worth the effort. I guess that should be up to front desk to decide. We also have the situation where we add it to dla-needed and someone happen to fix it before the maintainer have been contacted. That have happended a few times when I have been front desk simply because I had to stop working due to interruption in the middle of the work.

// Ola

On Wed, 17 Jul 2019 at 17:56, Sylvain Beucler <beuc@beuc.net> wrote:
Hi Markus,

On 17/07/2019 17:16, Markus Koschany wrote:
> Am 17.07.19 um 16:46 schrieb Roberto C. Sánchez:
>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 11:26:56AM -0300, Markus Koschany wrote:
>>> lts-do-call-me contains all maintainers and/or source
>>> packages that should be handled by the maintainer. Please contact all
>>> maintainers in this list before starting to work on the package. There
>>> are some other maintainers who regularly provide updates themselves,
>>> please update the list as needed and share any information you have.
>> Is it correct to assume that packages will be noted with this
>> information when triaged into dla-needed.txt?  I've seen some that have
>> a note like, "maintainer will handle update," so I assume that it is
>> part of the front desk procedure.
> Yes, ideally this should be managed by frontdesk. So if you are not
> already aware of it take a look at both files and then add the package
> with a note.
>> Likewise, I would expect a note
>> indicating that the maintainer has been contacted and stating either
>> that no response has been received yet, or a response has been received
>> saying that we should go ahead or let the maintainer handle it (as
>> appropriate).
>> Do I understand correctly?
> I think that works as before. We already do it this way. For the
> majority of packages nothing will change but for those packages in
> lts-do-call-me we should take extra care and note any responses of the
> maintainer and follow-up as necessary.
Would you be so kind as to update the wiki
to clarify what front-desk needs to do / not to do?

I'm not sure what the workflow is (notify maintainer and add to
dla-needed.txt stating so? not add to dla-needed until maintainer acked?
also how to detect when a package maintainer changed and hence
lts-do-call-me needs to be updated / new maintainer asked for their

Last, do we drop 'lts-do-no-call'?


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