On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:22:54PM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
(all other candidates feel free to answer the questions as well.) 1.) What is your opinion regarding the current status of debian-volatile?
I just looked it up today. I like the concept a lot.
2.) Do you think this services should be made an official service of the debian project? Please give a reason for your answer.
Having up-to-date spam filters and virus scanners in the stable distribution is a really useful thing. For that reason, I would like it to be made an official part of Debian. However, it must not be done in a way that burdens the current ftp-team.
3.) What do you think about including a volatile section into the main debian archive? (How) can this still be handled by the current volatile team?
Who is on the current volatile team? They will definitely need to be Debian Developers. I am not sure what criteria is used when deciding that even a DD is "trustworthy" enough to become an ftp-master, so I suspect there may be some problems there. The ftp team is fairly hidden from the project at large; the only way volatile can go in is by talking to them and figuring out how to make it happen without creating any security issues. As DPL, I would like to set up a meeting between the ftp team and the volatile team to see what it would take. Ted --It's not true unless it makes you laugh, but you don't understand it until it makes you weep.
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