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Re: Updated proposal for improving the FTP NEW process

On March 6, 2018 7:27:40 PM UTC, Ian Campbell <ijc@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>On Tue, 2018-03-06 at 19:18 +0100, Mattia Rizzolo wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 06:34:28PM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote:
>> > What might be reasonable is making the separation between binNEW
>and srcNEW
>> > more obvious, especially for us on the other side.  This would also
>> > encourage the ftpmasters to skip license checks for binNEW -- but
>> > without knowing their workflow I'm not in a position to improve it.
>> I know for a fact that quite regularly licence checks on binNEW
>> causes RC bugs to pop up.  I acknowledge it may be a burder for the
>> team, but that reason alone probably deserves to keep binNEW as it
>That would seem to justify some sort of randomized spot checks on the
>archive, not arbitrarily focussing on the subset of packages which
>happen to need a new binary package for some reason.

Anyone is free to do that at anytime.  It doesn't take any special powers.

Scott K