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Re: task & skills


On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 01:57:05AM +1100, Anand Kumria wrote:
> Yes, this upsets me. (Why the rest of the AMs aren't up in arms
> is a worry).
> You seem to want to continually throw extra hurdles in the way of
> potential maintainers. We are not even close to packaging all
> the new and interesting free software yet.
I think this extra hurdles are needed, now I've got 39 applicants,
and I see that they can be so silly. Some of them leave in .ex files,
put an undocumented.1 to debian dir (!! I ask is the applicant ever
read the docs? the dh_undocumented is in the example!). Some of them
can't make an apt-getable directory. If you don't ask you won't know
about this fails of them, and they would upload badly signed, useless
big and other buggy packages which will do work for the ftp-masters.
And some of the bugs wouldn't be found by the scripts, so it will
be in woody, and it will be on CDs. If many bugs will appear on CDs,
then users will thought that debian starts to tend to be as buggy
as other distributions. I think that good tests are needed for 
this procedures, and I think also that this is as important as p&p.
> Sourceforge containers, I hear, about 30000 projects. Debian has
> only 10% packaged [0]. We have a long way to go.
Yes, but we need high-quality packages. The packages in the 90% need
to be as good as the packages in the 10%.
> The new maintainer has been slow for a long time (and it still is
> backlogged -- unfortunately the conference is a lot more work than
> I imagined) I don't think we need to slow it down further.
But I think if we don't slow them now than the full debian will slow
down at other places. For example the incoming queue with flooded
bad packages.
> Regards,
> Anand
Gergely Risko

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