Sponsorship Process (Was: Re: Packaging Help)

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 23:35:11 BST 2009

On Monday 28 September 2009 2:43:49 pm Loïc Martin wrote:
> Actually, nothing in the documentation tells you there's an added step
> after hitting "Confirmed" and subscribing the relevant sponsors.
> However, it's often necessary, and since being obnoxious on #ubuntu-motu
> is counterproductive, you progressively learn to pick up the bugs you
> think, and not to much, because that way you can leave a few days
> between asking on the channel.

Yep yep. Theoretically, subscribing the sponsors is all you have to do. But 
then we all know the difference between theory and reality.

James has been doing all this stuff on branches and merge requests. What's come 
of it?  He wrote up some docs on how to make a branch and attach it to a bug 
and all that.  But it seems many sponsors have no idea what to do when asked 
"can you sponsor this?" and pointed to a bug with a branch attached.  AFAICT, 
they have to branch trunk and your branch, then manually bzr merge, then 
upload.  It makes more sense to me to just have a "Merge!" button on the Merge 
Request page in LaunchPad (only for people with permissions to merge into that 
package's branch, that is).  That'd be easier even than debdiffs for the 
sponsors, I think.

Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo

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