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Re: Position Statement to the Dunc-Tanc "experiment"

On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 09:40:24AM +0200, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > For the record, I haven't seen any such offers, and I've been looking
> > for them since May or so. (Proviso: offers should be accompanied by
> > some direct evidence that whoever's offering has the time and ability
> > to actually do stuff)
> If at least any NEW queue package information was accessible, people
> could take an interest. If there's a problem with allowing access to the
> new packages themselves, cool, but there used to be at least some
> information on merkel.d.o's mirror of ftp.d.o (disabled for load
> problems for over a year[1]) and more, e.g. the .katie files if not also
> the whole .diff.gz and .changes - leave the orig.tar.gz and the .debs if
> these are problematic, could likely be made available for inspection at
> least for DDs.
> Letting people make suggestions for rejecting packages that they've
> found mistakes should be not very dangerous to the archive.

BTW, maybe one cool solution would be to make all NEW packages available, not
to the outside world, but behind some DD-access only area of some kind.


Sven Luther

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