Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:49:59 -0800
- From: Don Armstrong <don@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?
On Wed, 31 Jan 2018, Abou Al Montacir wrote:
> Me too likes to extend the removal notice for few weeks/months.
> Especially removal from testing when outside freeze periods.
Packages removed from testing outside of the freeze can be easily
re-added to testing once the underlying RC bugs are fixed. So RMs should
continue to remove early, and remove often. [When this has happened with
my packages (see lilypond), it's resulted in more people helping with
the maintenance of them, and brought some issues to a wider audience.]
Don Armstrong https://www.donarmstrong.com
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