Re: to DPL candidates: getting new people to Debian
On 2013-03-16 17:47, Gergely Nagy wrote:
...and this highlights another issue I have with our infrastructure:
wnpp can be quite an intimidating mess, with over a thousand packages
ITP and RFP state. That's a lot. I get scared just by looking at the
number, and I'd like to think I'm not the only one.
Yes. I think the RFP list is one area that could do with volunteer
curators. If a few interesting/important/easy packages were
highlighted, we could avoid as many people spending hours looking
through the list, then giving up without finding anything, or giving up
due to inability to decide.
Though, as a related matter, I would like people who have an ITP bug,
or who look seriously at at RFP requests, to post more updates and
comments to the bug reports -- even when the comment is about a lack of
progress. For example, if you look at an RFP bug then decide it's
uninteresting/worthless/difficult, or have a doubt about the licensing
status, please send a short message to the BTS to help save time later
for others who look through the list.