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Re: [treacy@debian.org: Re: release info]

On Sat, Feb 13, 1999 at 01:06:01PM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > I'll be willing to do some investigation on what exactly was
> > in some of these releases. I only don't know where to find info about
> > packages in buzz and rex - can someone point me to some archive of it,
> > or at least send me a status/available/Packages file from these?
> > I follow other lists, so I could fill in some newer stuff too.
> > 
> My goal here is not to be a pain, but...
> we need more than someone who will just make a single update. We need
> someone who is responsible for keeping this up to date. Otherwise,
> it will just rot over the next few months again.
> After thinking about it for a while, the logical choice would be the
> release manager, who is currently Brian White. Since the release
> manager is ultimately responsible for what gets into a given release
> they should have a good idea of what should go on this page.

Indeed, but the information about already released stuff could be
submitted by any user (of course someone should decide what is the
most important, prefferably the release manager himself).

What is different is the current changes, and the best way is not
just to ask the release manager, but agian, ask the people. I think you
should make a small script that runs from crontab every week and
sends mail to all the arch-specific lists, and asks about the progress
made to be described in a few sentences, and sent to the webmaster
(or whoever), who will check it out, and edit the release_info.wml.

That way we could have the ports pages more current.

> This does not mean that they even need to take care of the html. If
> someone is willing to send updates to webmaster@debian.org we'd be
> willing to make the changes. But someone needs to feed us the info.

Please import my suggestions until. I'll send you more later.

enJoy -*/\*- http://jagor.srce.hr/~jrodin/

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