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Re: On the "Debian Maintainers" GR

Le Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 07:53:09PM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> gregor herrmann <gregor+debian@comodo.priv.at> writes:
> > I was not thinking about those "pet packages" but about existing
> > packages that are maintained by existing teams where now non-DDs already
> > do part of the work but then always have to bother a DD when it comes to
> > uploading.
> > Maybe I'm wrong but I guess some DDs in those teams might appreciate
> > the lesser work.
> > Cheers,
> > gregor, member of the pkg-perl team, non-DD 
> The Perl group is kind of an odd duck in that a substantial part of the
> work of the group is just doing package uploading, because there are so
> few bugs, so many packages, and usually the only actions on packages are
> minor tweaks and new upstream releases.  I'm not sure there are many other
> teams like that.

The Debian-Med project is in a growing phase that requires the gathering
of programs and utilities which are easy to package and maintain, and
which we keep in a common SVN repository.

Needless to say, I would be very happy to see this GR accepted. I really
enjoy the NM process because it helps me to raise my level, but this
requires time, and the bar for becoming DD is higher than the level at
which I am working now, just because what has to be done now is not so
technically challenging. On the other hand, I do not know if my sponsor
is mega-interested in reviewing updates of packages when upstream's
modifications are just a 20-lines patch.

So if there is a consensus that a DD should have a broad knowledge which
encompasses the contents of T&S 1 and 2, then the GR is in my opinion
the way to go.

If there is a consensus that people who do sound team work and do not
touch things they do not understand should be accepted as DD, then "just
doing it" would be the most direct way to fulfill this goal. But I do
not think that rejecting the GR gives a clear message to the people in
charge of this task, since many different reasons of voting no have been
explored in this list...

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian-Med packaging team.
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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