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Re: Urging for solution to the slow NEW queue process

Am Mittwoch, den 11.04.2018, 07:08 +0000 schrieb Lumin:
> Hi folks,
> I'm sorry for repeating this topic in -devel without reading all the
> followups in this thread [1] which seems to be dying. Is there
> any conclusion in the thread[1] ?

As the initator of this thread I'd like to chime in. My main point of
this thread was about what could be done to make the NEW process a bit
more transparent. 

One conclusion was that for new packages that close ITPs one could add
some code to dak that would append the reasons for rejections to the
ITP. Looking at the code I realized that for someone not familiar with
the code base it is not simple to add this, and the DD who pointed me
at this and is amongst the authors of dak couldn't give me helpful
pointers how this could be implemented, so for now this is stalled, but
it is still on my mind. 

The second part, asking others to give additional reviews to the
package before the first upload, and document these in a bug report and
the changelog one can simply do. 

In any case my issue was not so much with a first upload taking a long
time, but that a re-upload of an already reviewed package waited in thepipeline for a long time, even though  

> 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
> packages??? Please convince me if you think that doesn't matter.
> 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.
> I'm only a DM and I tried to apply for FTP assistant but got
> nothing in reply from ftp-master. Now what I can do is just
> repeating this topic again and urge for a solution.
> Sorry for any inconvenience.
> Best,
> lumin
> [1] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2018/03/msg00064.html
> [2] https://ftp-master.debian.org/stat/new-5years.png
> [3] https://ftp-master.debian.org/new.html