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Re: NM process, AMs, advocates, mentors and applicants

MJ Ray <mjr@phonecoop.coop> writes:

> Testing can't be avoided, but "way too much" is avoidable.  You can see
> signs it might be "way too much" at present in the time taken in the AM
> steps and the number of AM-reassigns that seem to be happening.

I wish that AMs could spend even *more* time per applicant than is
currently spent following the standard templates.  Marc was my AM and did
a T&S evaluation based on solving real problems in Debian (prepare a QA
upload, handle a library transition for the release team, prepare an NMU,
triage bug reports for a package with a lot of them, etc.).  It took more
time for both of us than the usual NM process as I understand it but was
*way* more rewarding and felt like it really tested my ability to act as a
Debian Developer.  It also meant that after I became a developer, I felt
on much firmer ground doing those things that I'd been checked on during
the NM process.

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

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