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Re: [BUMP] r-cran-readstata13 had five weeks in NEW queue for two uploads

[Sorry for pressing send to quick in my last posting]

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 09:59:49PM +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> > The passive-aggressive "we won't work on your package, and won't tell you
> > why" is a wee bit annoying.
> This is an uncharitable interpretation of the situation. There is no
> deliberate witholding of information from you or any other maintainer;
> I — and the rest of the FTP team — are simply busy people.
> Anyway, I've processed your package. Please fix the missing attributions
> to (at least) Thomas Lumley on your next upload and, 

Thanks a lot for dealing with this issue that way.  I assume that the
wording that was choosen is not really motivating for volunteers.

> if possible, think
> carefully about making emotional requests on -devel in future.

We several times observed that Dirk violates our Code of Conduct[1] in
a non acceptable way - not sure how honest he will take your comment.

I'd like to come back to the point Dirk intended to make.  At first
thanks a lot for processing lots of packages very quickly when
developers explain good reasons for fast processing.  In most cases
I'm perfectly happy with the communication with ftpmaster when asking
for helping with some packages.  

But there are rare cases when there is no communication between
ftpmaster which is blocking development.  I'd like to refer to an
unanswered mail from April this year[2] where I tried to simplify
the options to answer as much as possible.  We as developers need
some advise how to prepare packages to enable you easily accepting
packages like r-cran-aer.

I think we should use this debian-devel list for some communication
between developers and ftpmaster to smoothen the process of new

Thanks again for your ftpmaster work


[1] https://www.debian.org/code_of_conduct
[2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/04/msg00144.html