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Re: watch file in policy

On Sat, 12 Feb 2005, Bluefuture wrote:
> This issue freeze the dehs information system in a quite unusable satus.

No, it doesn't.  IMHO, DEHS is useful even if it has not too many packages

> 1. get automatic generated watch file from dehs
> 2. check itand 
> 3. submit with a wishlist (tag patch) bug to BTS. 

Yep, that's the nicest way to do it, and most maintainers will accept such
bugs without any fuss.

> But i doesn't want to submit 6250 bugs to BTS.

In this case, I don't see any other way for you to meet your goal.  It IS a
lot of work, true.  But you don't have to do it all at once...

> So i'm asking to you if is it possbile, for set the dehs information
> system in an usable status, to introduce Debian New Maintainers' Guide
> specifcation 5.10 [4], in some way in the debian policy.

I doubt it.  When about 60-70% of the packages include watch information,
you can try to get a "should" clause into policy. But at the current level
of DEHS adoption, I don't think so.  IMHO anyway.

OTOH, you *can* get it included right now into the developers reference, and
I suggest you post a *short* *summary* of DEHS and its current state every
*two months* (or even a larger interval) to d-d-a.  That will help raise
awareness of DEHS without getting people pissed off.

But the wishlist bugs with patches are still the best way to get what you
want, I think.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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