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Re: [Fwd: Re: Debian Maintainer application for Adrian Perez]

2009/8/31 Adrian Perez <adrianperez.deb@gmail.com>:
> From: Patrick Schoenfeld <schoenfeld@debian.org>
> To: debian-newmaint@lists.debian.org
> Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:14:09 +0200
> Subject: Re: Debian Maintainer application for Adrian Perez
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 12:04:19PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:01:03AM -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
>> > I believe that Adrian Perez has the technical skills needed to
>> > maintain Debian packages. I support his application to become a Debian
>> > maintainer.
>> > Adrian expressed an interest in adopting two packages I maintained and
>> > put up for adoption, swt-gtk, a Java GUI library, and azureus, a Bit
>> > Torrent client. He packaged new upstream versions of both packages and
>> > went through the backlog of bugs in azureus and identified those that
>> > were fixed in the new upstream release. He's been responsive and easy
>> > to work with and has also joined the debian-java packaging team. I
>> > have no doubt in his technical ability. Neither SWT nor Azureus are
>> > trivial packages, and he managed both with little instruction. Adrian
>> > would be a great addition to the Debian team.
>> The first upload credited to him on either package was on July 6.  That's
>> scarcely enough time for bug reports to come in about problems.  Do we
>> really need to be giving upload access to people after only 4 sponsored
>> uploads?
> Well, I guess we shouldn't make upload rights dependent on the number
> of sponsored uploads. Although I fear that 4 uploads are just not enough
> to rate the skills of a person. But there is another point that disturbs
> me a bit. Shaun is also speaking about "little instruction", which is
> more then no instructions, which I think shouldn't be possible for
> someone who wants to upload to Debian on his own.
> Regards,
> Patrick

Hi Patrick and Steve,

Waiting a period to see that Adrian is capable of dealing with bug
reports is reasonable. Azureus generates no small amount of bug
reports. He's also preparing an upload of the next upstream release of


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