Sponsoring Tools

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 06:19:48 BST 2010

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:02 AM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday, September 01, 2010 10:35:27 am Daniel Holbach wrote:
>> Hello everybody,
>> we all know that it'd be great if more sponsoring was done.
>> http://qa.ubuntu.com/reports/sponsoring/ always is packed with stuff.
> I've tried looking at that page, and I end up having no idea what I can and
> can't sponsor.  "Unseeded" isn't even a guarantee that it's MOTU-able.  I gave
> up trying to figure out what I can sponsor after looking through a handful of
> "Unseeded" packages that were part of Main (a few times without the
> forethought to check that it's in Universe before applying and building and
> testing the patch).  So I end up just sponsoring whatever comes from people on
> IRC going "hi, can you sponsor this Universe package for me?"
> Yeah, I know it's bad to ignore the queue, but I waste less time when it's
> explicitly stated by the requester on IRC that it's a Universe package than
> when I go through all the motions only to have the buildd kick it out because
> I don't have upload rights for the package.

I've run into this same problem in the past, but it was resolved. If
you see this, it is a bug AFAICT.

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