Future of the Packaging Guide

Daniel Holbach daniel.holbach at ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 24 14:35:17 BST 2007

Am Samstag, den 22.09.2007, 10:48 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Tartler:
> that, and users asking questions directly on pages containing
> controversial content [1], which are left unanswered for a long time. I
> think this is a real problem, because the document itself looses
> authority this way.

As I proposed in the thread, I think we can address the problem by
tagging pages or abstracts of pages and have regular Doc Days or reviews
of them on ubuntu-motu-mentors at .

> Anyway, I think especially in the packaging guide, we'll potentially get
> quite some controversial topic, since there are over 1000 Debian
> Maintainers out there, most of them packaging software in subtle
> different ways. If all was in a wiki like proposed, I see a big problem
> for the quality of the document.

SVN and/or bzr results in less contributors. Do you think that or a more
rigorous access control to the documentation is going to help with the
problem of - granted - confusion over diverse packaging techniques?

Have a nice day,

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