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Re: salsa.debian.org (git.debian.org replacement) going into beta




Mattia Rizzolo <mattia@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 02:45:38PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
>> The time before the last time I asked about tracker, the answer was
>> that this was not yet possible due to old lintian doing automated
>> rejects on ftpmaster.
>
> That's now fixed, and you can use $package@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the
> Maintainer field.

So, one should use f.e.

Maintainer: Debian Science Team <cminpack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

to indicate it is a team maintained package? The field is not only used
to give a contact address, but also to get an idea who is actually
maintaining a package. For example, I feel much more attracted to fix a
bug in a package that is maintained by a team where I am member of, and
I would like to see this directly instead of needing to search whether
it is among the 1000 Debian Science packages.

If we don't have such a rule, then the Maintainer field is quite
redundant -- at least the mail address there *is* already.

Best

Ole