Re: DAM and NEW queues processing
Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Russ Allbery <email@example.com> (23/06/2009):
>> Sune Vuorela <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> sometimes, I look at a issue and think that the correct solution
>>> here is a package split, but I often end up working around it in
>>> other ways, just because of NEW.
>> In my experience, package splits go through in a week or two except in
>> rare situations. That never seemed like a difficult wait to me.
> I guess that if people express those concerns, your experience is
> different than theirs.
Certainly true. I guess I'm making the point in a roundabout way that I
wonder if packagers are a bit too impatient. To me, if a delay of a
week or two is affecting your packaging decisions, it feels like there's
something wrong other than the delay, some mismatch of expectations from
what I would expect a development process to look like for Debian.
Waiting two months for a new package to enter NEW, on the other hand, is
more disruptive and has occasionally been a problem for me. Somewhere
between two weeks and a month is where the delay crosses into becoming a
problem that sometimes needs to be worked around, IMO.
But I suppose I'm arguing that I don't think the project should expend
lots of time and energy on getting the delay below a week or two.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>