Re: A proposal for improving transparency of the FTP NEW process
- Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:53:07 -0500
- From: Scott Kitterman <debian@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: A proposal for improving transparency of the FTP NEW process
On Friday, March 02, 2018 02:23:00 PM Gert Wollny wrote:
> Am Freitag, den 02.03.2018, 07:39 -0500 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> > On Friday, March 02, 2018 01:00:57 PM Gert Wollny wrote:
> > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > as the one who is the uploader of the package that is currently
> > > longest
> > > in the NEW pipeline (vtk7), I'd like to make a proposal how
> > > transparency and also the interaction from non ftp-master members
> > > to
> > > review packages could be improved.
> > >
> > > Short version: Use the salsa per-package issue tracker for problems
> > > that come up with the review in NEW.
> > No. I think the short version of your proposal is:
> > If the FTP team spent more time on tracking status more stuff would
> > get through New.
> There is a reason why I wrote "reviewes" in my proposal, and not "ftp-
> master": this kind of tracking could be an incentive for more people to
> get involved reviewing other peoples packages, because it gives a clear
> path for contribution, and adding to it what I wrote as answer to
> Samuel, there is also the possibility for recognition of this review
> work by adding an "Reviewed-By:" entry to the changelog.
> Apart from that, I would guess is that the ftp team already does some
Because we don't know if a package is even distributable until after it's
reviewed, packages in New are not available outside the FTP Team to review. I
don't expect that to change.
When an issue is noted or a question raised in a package review, we have a
standard mechanism for prodding the uploader (person who prepared the change)
via email. For the case of a package that's been a long time in New with now
feedback, the best way to find out the status is to ask in #debian-ftp. There
isn't always someone available to answer immediately, but questions to
generally get answered.