ArchiveReorganisation and sponsoring

Philip Wyett philwyett at
Mon Sep 1 00:34:36 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-01 at 00:06 +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 11:31:01PM +0100, Philip Wyett wrote:
> > main should really be a special case and treated with a high priority
> > with regarding updates and patches to bugs to enable as fast as possible
> > processing.
> Each segment of the archive should have its own sponsorship
> arrangements, although for simplicity I expect that they would often be
> cognate. For example (following the proposed reorganisation), the core
> segment would have something similar to ubuntu-main-sponsors.
> While it is certainly important that contributions to core packages be
> examined without undue delay, I don't think there's any need to
> special-case it or to treat it with special priority any more than we
> already do. The reason for this is that the people involved in
> sponsoring such contributions are already core developers who probably,
> on average, care about packages in the core system more than they do
> about other packages. As long as there are enough core developers
> involved in sponsorship in general and spending enough time on
> sponsorship in general, this problem is self-correcting.
> > As I see it simply :-)
> > 
> > * Bug reported
> > * Bug goes through normal info asks, answers and confirmation etc.
> > 
> > Once a patch is offered up...
> > 
> > * The bug is pushed to a status of 'Fix proposed'.
> Compare with the current workflow in Launchpad for merge reviews of
> Bazaar branches.

Thanks, I will have a look at this.


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