Re: Reviving Debian QA
On Monday 29 March 1999, at 11 h 32, the keyboard of Martin Schulze
> 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.