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Re: Summary of the debian-devel BoF at Debconf9

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:44:14PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 5:41 AM, Michael Banck<mbanck@debian.org> wrote:
> > at Debconf9, there was a BoF about the debian-devel list and how we
> > could possibly make it more attractive.
> Was this recorded (I can't find it in the initial video release)?

Yes, but it is not yet available AFAICT.
> >  * Maybe split off WNPP Traffic to a new -wnpp list?
> ...
> > The other discussed item was about ITPs.  It turned out that roughly 20%
> > of the debian-devel list traffic are ITPs and discussions thereof.
> > While it is clear that ITPs should get reviewed, maybe not all of them
> > have to be copied to -devel.  It was suggested that for mass-filings
> > (sometimes people file the ITP for a dozen perl libraries needed as
> > Build-Depends/Depends for a package in one go), something less-intrusive
> > could be used, maybe perhaps a summary posting.  Another option is that
> > specific teams like the perl or the games teams review ITPs in their
> > field, while only generic ITPs get copied to -devel.
> The list already exists, but it recieves all traffic from all wnpp
> bugs and is therefore rather high-traffic:

Yes, I know.  But due to it getting all the bug traffic, it is not very
inviting to people just interested in reviewing ITPs/get notified about
ITAs/Os.  I should have suggested a different name, or moving the
current -wnnp traffic elsewhere first.

However, there does not seem to be a lot of consensus on moving most/all
WNPP traffic off -devel anyway.


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