Re: Work-needing packages report for Jul 11, 2003
On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 09:20:12AM -0600, Jamin W. Collins wrote:
> > I can't believe that the QA people can say, with a straight face,
> > that they are willing to maintain this pile of dung until someone
> > shows up. If we have so many maintainers and there are more at
> > the burg's doors piling over each other in order to enter, why
> > does the WNPP list keep growing like this?
> Sure there are a number of people at "burg's doors" waiting to become
> a Debian Maintainer. I'm one of them. As of today, I've been
> awaiting DAM approval now for 155 days, with no end to the wait in
> sight. I've already adopted one orphaned package (Jabber) and made
> significant improvements to it. However, the 150+ day wait for DAM
> approval has deterred me from looking at adopting any more packages.
I have no idea who the AM for Jamin was/is, nor why the long delay.
But what I see here is a person willing to work and is willing to put
up with whatever the NM process asks for (heck, I sent the message to
-devel, which is not even required reading for DDs).
Hopefully the DAM will consider^Wread this.
> Perhaps a requirement of becoming a Debian Maintainer could be the
> adoption of one of the WNPP packages (assuming there are any in line
> with the applicants skills).
I'd wouldn't impose that upon new people. Requiring a package is
something I can agree with (modulo exceptional circumstances), but
adopting something in the WNPP list is not. If they do that willingly,
> However, the DAM approval process needs serious review. Keeping
> anyone in awaiting DAM approval for more than 60 days without any
> kind of notice or update is quite frankly rude and unneeded.
I agree with that.