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Bug#609160: debian-policy: include DEP5

Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> writes:

> How many more months will it take to put DEP5 on the policy web pages?
> Been waiting that for half a year now... I don't think "the policy
> process" is working at all right now.

Well, no, I would tend to agree that it's not really working.  However,
that's because of lack of manpower more than anything else.  I was doing
most of the commits and most of the release management and then got eaten
by my day job.

> Should I conclude that the policy team does not actually want DEP5
> in its package?

The intent was exactly what I said when we released 3.9.2, namely that it
was going to go into that package for people to look at and then see
whether there were any discovered problems (since it had been converted to
a new document format and the build machinery was all new), and then 3.9.3
would be the official release.  The intent was for 3.9.3 to come within a
month or two, and then I ran out of time and no one else has had the time.

Please don't attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by the
typical problems of volunteer work.

At this point, I would be fully in favor of anyone who has the time to
finish applying whatever patches Steve wanted applied that have consensus
and then uploading 3.9.3 with a request to debian-www that it be linked
into the web site.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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