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Re: DEP1: Clarifying policies and workflows for Non Maintainer Uploads (NMUs)

On 2008-05-30, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> wrote:
> Le Fri, May 30, 2008 at 09:45:57AM +0200, Bas Wijnen a écrit :
>> Yes, communication is good.  We have several media for it, the two most
>> important ones being mailing lists and the BTS (IMO).  This DEP proposes
>> to use the BTS for communication about NMUs.  It was that way already
>> AFAIK, although some people seem to think private mail was needed as
>> well.  To avoid any confusion, we should make it explicit in any case.
>> If many people think private mail is needed before uploading to DELAYED,
>> please speak up and we'll require that.  To me, that would pretty much
>> disable all usability of DELAYED, but that may be just me...
> Hi Bas, Richard, Lucas,
> the DEP says:
>  - must use BTS,
>  - usage of DELAYED is recommended.
> This means that people can opt out using DELAYED, but must post something
> in the BTS. I think that the problem is not whether the communication is
> public in the BTS or private, it is that "something the BTS" does not
> imply communication. One can send a patch to the BTS and upload a NMU
> without ever asking if it is welcome. Therefore I would much prefer that
> the DEP clarifies this by writing that the use of DELAYED is mandatory
> if the NMUer does not ask if the upload is welcome.

Yeah. let us delay bugfixes from reaching the users as long as

(anyone who replies to this mail needs to fix at least 1 rc bug before
doing so)

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