Re: Question to Stefano, Steve and Luk about the organisation into packaging teams.
On Sat, 21 Mar 2009, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:11:58PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 01:43:16PM +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> > > What do you think about such a proposal?
> > Why are you asking the DPL candidates what they think of this proposal,
> > instead of proposing it to the developers?
> Well, because it is in line with the questions which they have been
> asked and its both a good chance to see weither they stand on a similar point
> as I do and to see weither anyone is interested in the idea
> at all. Surely I intend to propose it to the larger body once its more then
> a rough idea.
I expressly refrained to answer your mail because it targetted the DPL
candidate but IMO it's one those "false good ideas until you make it a
reality". I'm all for a team of many people improving the base packages,
so find those people and start triaging and writing patches _together_
with the actual maintainers.
But don't explain your plan by saying "maintainers of core packages suck"
(even if they sometimes do) but rather with "we want our core packages to
be in the best possible shape and we will help the maintainers to achieve
PS: You didn't reply to -project about the metric of bugs (25 normal bugs
== 1 RC bug). I hoped we could turn this discussion on something positive
to improve the fate of core packages.
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