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Open RFS lacking (further) response



Hi all,

Following Asheesh's proposal [1] we should try to reply to a post to
debian-mentors within four days. I felt there was an increased willingness to
kindly reply to RFS following this proposal, but it seems to have decreased
again. Myself, I'd be willing to keep up this kind service to people posting
RFS, but I just lack experience in many areas, and hence feel unable to take all
the packages listed below. Not that time would permit to take all those packages
either, but a lack of experience is my main point.

Unfortunately, proposals such as the collaborative package review by Charles
Plessy [2] haven't caught any attention. In particular, this is a call to people
not being DD (yet): Everyone could review packages, but it just seems people
only keep posting even more RFS.

Below I'll list several RFS that, to the best of my knowledge, are still open,
were sent after the four-days-proposal, and are older than four days.  I'll add
further information where deemed useful, and I'll also indicate packages that I
intend to review myself. The date is the date of last action on debian-mentors:


- 2010-10-12 [3]: disco - A distributed computing framework
  Niels Thykier and David Bremner provided feedback; this package involves lots
  of python code.
- 2010-10-12 [4]: crystalhd - Crystal HD Video Decoder
  Submitter of RFS should probably talk to kernel folks.
- 2010-10-18 [5]: sciteproj - Project manager for usage with the SciTE editor
  I'll respond to that one.
- 2010-10-22 [6]: minidlna - lightweight DLNA/UPnP-AV server targeted at embedded systems
  I'll try to look at it.
- 2010-10-22 [7]: pgfouine - PostgreSQL log analyzer
  Matthew Palmer had reviewed that one.
- 2010-10-22 [8]: downloadstatusbar: Iceweasel/Firefox addon that provides an improved download status
  I'll talk to the submitter.
- 2010-10-22 [9]: seeks - Extensible websearch proxy & meta-search engine with personalized
  I have no idea about web stuff.
- 2010-10-23 [10]: morse - 'Morse Classic' is a morse-code training program for aspiring rad
  New upstream release, package has been sponsored  once already.
- 2010-10-24 [11]: ovito - visualization and analysis tool for atomistic simulation data
  I'll try to look at it.
- 2010-10-24 [12]: 9menu - Creates X menus from the shell
  Updated package.


So this was the first time I dragged together such a list, and most probably it
will already be the last time. It just takes way too much time and feels pretty
much like a Sisyphus task as people just keep sending RFS with very few non-DDs
doing reviews (there are noteworthy exceptions - [13] and possibly others).

Best regards,
Michael

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00005.html
[2] http://wiki.debian.org/PackageReview
[3] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00225.html
[4] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00247.html
[5] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00283.html
[6] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00347.html
[7] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00349.html
[8] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00351.html
[9] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00352.html
[10] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00354.html
[11] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00371.html
[12] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00372.html
[13] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00297.html

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