Ubuntu Universe Sponsors Queue: It needs you!

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Mon Jun 23 14:59:43 BST 2008


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Greetings all
With Debian Import Freeze only days away, and with a large number of merges still outstanding for universe/multiverse, I ask all MOTUs to please give some time to the ubuntu universe sponsors queue, https://bugs.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-universe-sponsors. While its better if you are a member of the team to be able to unsubscribe the team from bugs still needing work, I think at this stage, simply processing the requests is enough.

With many contributors filing sponsor requests daily, the sponsors queue regularly needs attention from those who can upload to universe/multiverse. If all active MOTUs processed 5-10 requests a day, we could easily keep the queue down to a workable amount of requests.

Contributors, I ask that you do a few things before submittng your sponsor request bugs:
* PLEASE!! Test build your package changes in a pbuilder/sbuild chroot. You can find some information about this at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebootstrapChroot and https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto.
* Please make sure you document any changes clearly in your changelog entries. Note that updating the maintainer for an Ubuntu package is a change, and should be documented as such.
* Close the sponsor request bug in the changelog entry, using the LP: #nnnnnn syntax, where nnnnnn is the bug number.
* File bugs in Debian's bug tracking system http://bugs.debian.org to send Debian any useful changes that have been made to the Ubuntu package.

Doing the above allows MOTUs to process the sponsors queue as quickly as humanly possible, which will result in more requests being processed, and more merges/syncs being completed.

Thanks for your time.

Luke Yelavich
Ubuntu Universe Sponsors team Administrator.
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