Re: AM Report For Robin Verduijn
On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Gopal Narayanan wrote:
> > > Tasks and Skills
> > > ----------------
> > >
> > > Robin has already debianized kvirc - a graphical IRC client that uses
> > > the QT toolkit. I looked the package over. It initially had many
> > > lintian errors, which Robin subsequently fixed upon being pointed out.
> > >...
> > > Tasks and Skills passed
> > Why doesn't he run lintian by himself? I thought this is a minimum skill I
> > can expect from a package maintainer?
> If this is not just a rhetorical question, I think it is a little
> dangerous to impose such arbitrary "minimum" skills requirements late
> in the game. I was happy enough that the applicant fixed the problems
> when advised of them.
I'm happy when someone fixes problems, too. The checklist at  says:
If the applicant is intending to maintain packages for Debian, some
demonstration of those skills will be required.
I'm not sure if I do perhaps expect too much when I say that packaging
skills include more than just calling dh_make. I expect from a Debian
maintainer that he knows how to produce a high quality package. Everyone
makes mistakes when he makes his first package. That's normal but that's
in my opinion not the time when you can say "Tasks and Skills passed".
A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
-- Mahatma Ghandi