Re: Self-assessment of the quality of the maintenance work
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 06:19:26PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> The collation of all those data will give us a better view on the
> maintenance status of each package and it could be displayed on the PTS.
> We could also use those info to direct new contributors to help in
> existing packages instead of packaging new stuff.
> What do you think of the idea ?
I'm not sure that the e-mail bit of this really adds anything - the
information reported is only going to be as good as the people filling
it in make it and there's little motiviation to make much effort with
the data. Something that used existing metrics to try to determine if
the package was actively maintained before sending the mail might be
more useful there and would avoid making work for people who are clearly
The web application side of it does sound like a good idea, though: the
existing WNPP has some issues arising from the use of the BTS as the
back end (like making sure e-mails get seen by the right people, for
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