On Sat, 2006-08-26 at 18:59 +0200, Christoph Haas wrote: > Dear package maintainers... > > a sponsor of Debian packages today sent an email to the mentors.debian.net > support email address and I would like to forward the suggestion here. > Please tell us if you found a sponsor. I often found myself downloading > and testing packages from mentors.debian.net and found out too late that > someone else already sponsored the upload. I suggest that: - the maintainer logs on the ITA/ITP that he/she's has prepared a package for review and upload, and is looking for a sponsor, - the sponsor logs on the ITA/ITP that he/she's reviewing the package. That should reduce duplicate effort. > > In my observation there are now many more sponsors than there were two > years ago. So it is more likely that a package gets looked at by multiple > sponsors. And all but one may be disappointed. So if you asked here on the > mailing list please send a followup if a sponsor uploaded your package. > Same for other channels where you asked for sponsorship (IRC, > sponsors.debian.net, ...). > > If your package was uploaded to mentors.debian.net please remove the > package immediately after you have successfully been sponsored. We already > plan to detect uploads automatically and tag a package "sponsored". But > that's not yet done. So please keep your requests up to date. Yes, automating things is good. This could be done very similar to cleaning "experimental" when a newer package is uploaded to "unstable". That should reduce errors and reduce overhead manual work. > Thanks. > > Cheers > Christoph > > P.S.: I will try to change the subject of RFS here to "[uploaded]" if I > sponsor an upload. So others can see a package has been dealt with. > Perhaps others can do that, too, so we can see which packages still > need sponsorship at a glance. I think that mailing lists are not a good medium for long-term follow-up sponsoring efforts. The ITA/ITP report is better, in my opinion.
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