Merges Galore!

Stephan Hermann sh at
Sat Dec 9 14:28:22 GMT 2006

Hi Guys,

Soren Hansen schrieb:
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 12:50:24PM +0100, Daniel Holbach wrote:
>> It'd be great if you could all grab a few of them, notify the last
>> uploader that you're cracking on them and get them done. I'm sure
>> there's a lot of packages we can just sync from Debian.
> It might just be me, but I find it tedious to have to notify people that
> I'm doing their merges. As Paul Sladen put it on IRC yesterday: 'Ubuntu
> wins by not having a "maintainer lock".  Lets not start trying to
> enforce one'.  This makes a lot of sense to me. During either Dapper or
> Breezy (don't remember) the procedure was to file a bug saying that you
> were working on a merge. I liked the idea that there was a single place
> to check to see if anyone else was working on a particular merge. No
> implied ownership or anything. I did, however, find that particular
> process a bit too heavyweight. I'm not sure why.

Well, Paul is right, when he mentions it.

And I don't think it's necessary to "ping" the last uploader. Do the 
merge, or don't do it. Or do the merge and if you are unsure please ask 
the last uploader in this case.

There are some packages I wouldn't touch, because I know there are some 
people who are more knowledged to these packages then I am.
And yes, MOTUs don't own packages, they are working on them.



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