Re: [debian-newmaint] fresh blood gets congested: long way to become DD
Jutta Wrage <email@example.com> writes:
> Sorry, but from my point of view as a long time debian user this is
> nonsense. If you want to help in the project, you can do that without
> being Debian Developer (DD) and all the people in the New Maintainer
> queue do that, too - or may not become a DD.
If, like me, the main thing you want to do is maintain packages, it's
harder to do that as a NM. It's not impossible by any stretch and I've
been doing it for a while, but it does require depending on someone else
and asking them to do a fair bit of work on your behalf. And some things,
like QA NMUs, aren't really great things to do as an NM, I think.
Certainly I've been bounded more by my available free time than by not
being able to upload directly, but I think I'll do about 150% as much work
once I'm a full DD.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>