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Re: Questions to the candidates

Frank Küster wrote:
> >>5. Do you see any services for our users or developers missing or
> >>   poorly maintained?  If so, which and what do you plan to do to
> >>   fix this?
> >
> > I'm not directly aware of anything important missing at the moment. I
> > know that we struggled to get packages.d.o running again, but that is
> > now in hand. When we do have problems, more visibility on the causes
> > and solutions would be useful - that's where we have had problems in
> > the past.
> >
> > I'll turn the question around - what do _you_ think we're missing or
> > not maintaining correctly? The services that I need are working OK,
> > but I'm only one person.
> - Backups.  This DPL debate has revealed that actually there are some
>   meanwhile, but it's not yet properly documented, and some important

Where do you want it to be documented?
There has been an announcement on debian-devel-announce.
There is technical project-internal documentation as well.

There were backups of critical resources before, on my own harddisk, though...

>   services (alioth/svn) don't seem to have regular backups.

I'm not sure I've mentioned this in public already, but a backup
facility together with a new machine for the alioth services are
available, they need to be set up and connected properly, though.
This is work in progress by the Alioth admins.



The only stupid question is the unasked one.

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