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Re: Urging for solution to the slow NEW queue process

Le 11/04/2018 à 10:54, Philip Hands a écrit :
> Andrey Rahmatullin <wrar@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:08:21AM +0000, Lumin wrote:
>>> Briefly speaking, if a DD was told that "Thank you for your contribution
>>> to Debian but please wait for at least 2 months so that your package
>>> can enter the archive.", will the DD still be motivated working on NEW
>>> packages??? Please convince me if you think that doesn't matter.
>> But most DDs already know about this?
>>> Let's have a look a this chart[2]. Obviously the NEW queue became
>>> somewhat weirdly long since about a year ago. We can also move
>>> to the middle part of this page[3] where we can estimate a median
>>> number of time for a package to wait in the NEW queue. The median is
>>> **2 month**. Things has been going in the BAD direction compared
>>> to the past.
>> There are 287 packages on that page.
>> 154 of them have "node-" in the name.
> Of the packages that have been in the queue for more than 3 months, only
> 3 are not node packages.
> Looking at the oldest item in the queue (node-mimelib, 7 months), I see
> that the upstream README[1] was changed on Mar 11th to read:
>   NB! This project is deprecated
>   All users of this project are urged to find an alternative as it is not maintained anymore.
> Obviously, this is nothing to do with whatever caused it to become stuck
> in NEW, but it strikes me as symptomatic of the state of the node
> ecosystem, which hardly makes things easy for those packaging node
> packages, nor for the ftp-masters.
> If one excludes the node packages, the current state of NEW looks rather
> good.  It suggests[2] that the average wait for non-node packages is
> about a fortnight.


Fortnight is the average of existing package in queue, not average time
to enter in unstable (~ 1 month or more)