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Re: No response from official maintainer

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Andriy Senkovych
<jolly_roger@itblog.org.ua> wrote:

> Recently I started a conversation about uploading new release of
> buildbot package with a lot of changes in the Debian part of the
> package too (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/08/msg00258.html).
> Since the package has an official maintainer who uploads his work on
> other packages periodically I was considered as the one who hijacked
> the package (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/08/msg00268.html).
> I've sent private message to the official maintainer as well since
> that time but still with no response.

I also pointed out the thread to him on IRC but received no response.
In the long run you will probably end up hijacking the package. You
might want to also try his Ubuntu/Canonical email addresses:


> That conversation also showed me some things on Debian release
> management I didn't know about
> (http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/08/msg00264.html). I
> understood that the package cannot be uploaded to unstable since it
> could pass to testing just with the flow of time without any humanity
> checks. But I know nothing concerning upload to experimental branch
> and its policy. Can you advice any documents or other information
> sources on these policies concerning approving huge changes in the
> package structure?

During a freeze experimental is usually where the release team asks
people to upload to experimental for work targetted at newstable+1.

> Another question I am worried about is a quality of my solution made
> in the package. I believe it is not bad but I feel there's could be
> better ways to do that. Can you please advice where I can discuss my
> solution and the way to improve them?

This list is a good place.



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