Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal - Use Cases
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> == Upstream Maintainers ======
> Authorised by: Existing maintainer
> Notes: package should be co-maintained by maintainer and upstream, upstream
> generally to be expected to be uploading code changes rather than
> packaging changes
I'm not sure I agree with the note. Of course it makes sense to upload
a new, say security-fixed minor upstream version with identical
packaging. But that's mostly easy for active DD maintainers, too. The
really interesting case would be an application with some
Debian-specific changes and a fruitful discussion how the upstream code
and build/install system could cater for distributors' needs. Here the
upstream author could learn from Debian, and make the changes needed to
adapt to improvements in upstream packaging (like, switching from a
large patch or hack to the newly added configure option).
However, like Pierre, I'm not convinced that the numbers of actually
interested people is large.
I also have one more possible use case, again without an idea about
== Team Members ======
In a packaging team consisting of DDs and non-DDs, it would be helpful
if some non-DDs could get upload rights. In the Debian TeX team, a
couple of times we've encountered situations where the required fix for
an important or RC issue was obvious (already in the repository, or a
trivial patch), but the DD members were busy/offline/had their local
copy switched to an utter mess of mixed branches. It would be great if
the non-DD, but DM-members could make an upload in such a case.
I'm not sure, though, that *our* team members would be very open to
that. I could ask, if you like.
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)