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Re: RFS: php-text-password

scripsit Mark A. Hershberger:
> Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:
> > Appears to be a new package, no ITP number - have you filed one?
> >
> > (Hint: you *must* have an ITP bug number for a new package. No ifs,
> > no buts, *no* exceptions. Make sure you have ITP's for any of the
> > other requests you made tonight that need them whilst you are filing
> > this one.)
> I'm not sure why you are missing the ITPs.  The changelog entry for
> every one of these packages includes them and I posted the ITPs within
> the past three days.  The ITP is also listed on the mentors.debian.net
> page for each of these packages as well as the "Packages being worked
> on" page.
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=441644
> If you can tell me what would make it easier for you to find the ITPs,
> I'll be sure to do that for any future RFSs.

Hola Mark,

I made a post earlier this evening encouraging Neil to let us know what
he views as the major `this pisses me off' errors people make in putting
together RFSes, and it appears that this is one of them.  Neil's belief
AFAICT is that a would-be sponsor should not have to look at the package
page on mentors.d.n -- which means that bugs you close must be specified
explicitly in the RFS e-mail (including, then, obviously, the ITP).  

Neil, is that accurate statement, that your perspective is that a
would-be sponsor should not be expected to look at the package page on
mentors.d.n, and so any relevant information there should be repeated in
the RFS?

Would it be helpful if we recommended that for package updates the
latest changelog entry be included as well?

Mark, I'm hoping we can put together a list of things like this to put
on the Web site so that we can have clearer guidelines for prospective
sponsees to know what's expected...

Thanasis Kinias
Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, and
  Instructor, Professional Enhancement Programs
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.
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