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Re: mentors.debian.net relaunched

Hello Christoph,

The New services work perfectly, thanks for your and Matthijs, excellent

Best Regards,

On Mon, 2006-06-19 at 10:13 +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
> Good morning,
> we - the mentors.debian.net team - have been running the mentors service
> for 3 years now. During that period ~500 package maintainers have
> uploaded many revisions of ~1200 different packages. Still the service
> was not very user-friendly and we could have done better to help
> maintainers find sponsors for their packages.
> Last year we decided that mentors.debian.net needs a going-over so we
> threw it all away and developed a completely new site (in Python). We
> hope you like it (better). These are some of the features we now offer:
> o  signing up for an account is now an automatic process
> o  uploading is done through FTP thus eliminating problems that maintainers
>    had with SSH public keys (although we already received an email from
>    a maintainer who's ISP does not allow FTP)
> o  maintainers can remove their packages again if they found a sponsor
> o  get a suggestion for an RFS (request-for-sponsorship) posting to this
>    mailing list
> o  uploaded packages will be checked throroughly giving maintainers
>    suggestions on how to improve the package
> o  maintainers can tag their packages as "I'm seeking a sponsor" so that
>    potential sponsors can see whether the maintainer already has a
>    sponsor or is looking for one
> o  better internet connection to the server meaning faster downloads
>    for sponsors
> o  an uploaded package is generally online within a few seconds
> o  a more user-friendly web interface
> Since switching to the new site means changing DNS entries the server
> may temporarily be unavailable. There are also rumors that our
> support@mentors.debian.net address is not working. We blame that on DNS,
> too.
> Please let us know if you have questions or suggestions. And don't kill
> us if not everything is working smoothly yet.
> Regards
>  The mentors.debian.net team

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