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Re: Reviving Debian QA

On Monday 29 March 1999, at 11 h 32, the keyboard of Martin Schulze 
<joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> wrote:

> Oh well, sure it is.  But developers behave different.  Some of them
> follow each policy change and each suggestion at once, some others
> are waiting until lintian tells them what to do, some are waiting for
> bug reports and some are still different.  Please keep in mind that
> we have >500 registrated developers, all thinking differnt and working
> in a differnt envirionment.

OK, so QA could be a sort of "waker" trying to draw attention of developers on 
such issues? And a "watcher" which checks the current state of quality? 
Because this role, which could be useful ("This month, 55 % of packages are 
not lintian-clean and 63 % lack a proper menu entry"), is different from 
"adopt ill packages and cure them".

> > Isn't it done by dinstall? I had several packages rejected by it, so there is 
> > a control.
> Dinstall only checks if the pgp signature is proper.  There are no
> checks for policy yet.

Yes, there is, at least when a package is new (I don't think there is a 
periodic check after that). I told you, Richard Braakman refused several of my 
packages, for various violations of the Policy.

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