Bug#121459: microwindows build status
- To: "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Michael Schmitz <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Bug#121459: microwindows build status
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 13:33:25 -0500
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On Fri, Jan 04, 2002 at 03:47:30PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Michael Schmitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > (I rarely do these
> > days, rather rely on the maintainer to check build status and
> > logs).
> This is not such a good idea. Maintainers are generally not
> responsible for checking build status and logs; the port maintainer
> (whoever is responsible for making the binary NMU) should do that andn
> file an RC bug.
> Indeed, there are many packages that miss getting into testing because
> of some problem uploading or building one port or another, and
> maintainers in general seem to be totally unaware of these. I think
> the people who take responsibility for uploading the binary NMUs for
> various ports need to also take the responsibility for filing bugs
> when things are failing.
I think that's a drastically unfair judgement. I would rather ask
every maintainer to do a few extra steps for the quality of their
packages (or better yet, to improve automated systems to notify
(opt-in) maintainers about such problems). The port maintainers
already have a significant amount of work to do on this front, and are
generally package maintainers themselves also.
Of course, I expect James to insert a comment here about how it isn't
really that much work... but we all accept that James is superhuman.
Daniel Jacobowitz Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software Debian GNU/Linux Developer