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Re: Do we want to Require or Recommend DH

Ben Hutchings wrote:
>On Mon, 2019-05-13 at 06:08 -0700, Mo Zhou wrote:
>> In brief:
>> * if maintained by person: no restriction, given that
>>   the maintainer is not MIA
>> * if team-maintained: recommend dh
>I would suggest almost the opposite.  If a team is happy to use an
>unusual tool, that's OK because there is (usually) at least one team
>member available to work on the package.  But when there is a single
>maintainer, it is more likely that the maintainer will be absent at
>some time (even though they are not completely MIA), and NMUs will be
>required.  Then it's important that other random developers can do the

I was thinking just the same, yes. From experience at a lot of BSPs
(for example), it's most often the obscure-workflow single-maintainer
packages that take the most effort to work on.

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