ITP packages tagged patch
As per my previous message to -devel, I sent out a batch of
"Outstanding ITP" messages, with hopes to clean up the WNPP area.
In the process, I came up with some ideas about how this could be
integrated with the sponsorship program. The last time I sent these
emails, someone suggested to me that "ITP+patch" was interpretted as
"seeking a sponsor" (in the sense that a patch.gz exists which creates
./debian/ as well as any other necessary changes).
I don't think that tags are commonly used on combination WNPP bugs,
but I think its a good idea. Here are my interpretations for ITP
patch "Seeking a sponsor"
wontfix "Original ITPer decided not to upload and wishes to
document the reason why"
upstream "Waiting on upstream"; license, maybe, or bugfixes, or
fixed-in-experimental "Package uploaded to experimental"
And for RFP:
confirmed Indicates an interest, by an independent party, for
I haven't come up with a good interpretation for "unreproducible"; but
"Pending", "moreinfo", and "help" mean the usual.
So, I recommend that these uses are documented and recommended.
Specificially, there should be a new "Seeking a sponsor page" (to
replace the old one at internatif.org). And we should keep it
up-to-date. I'm willing to do the work necessary to implement this,
if someone gives me access to the current implementation (or a copy
Also, as occurred to me in April , I recommend that the RFP list
has a kind of expiration associated with it, with an easy renewal
mechanism. I just looked at the wnpp-alert program, and I'm thinking
of something like that (maybe in addition to the DWN message I talked
Also, this should be mentioned in documentation. I don't think it is
(even though I'm told ITP+patch is supposedly already recognized, I
don't think its well known, or intuitive). So, if you find somewhere
that this should be mentioned and isn't, then please tell people.