REVU - Cleanup of the "Needs Review" section
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Sun Nov 2 15:51:28 GMT 2008
On Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:39:46 +0000 James Westby <jw+debian at jameswestby.net>
>On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 09:56 -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 09:42:46 +0000 Kasper Peeters
>> <kasper.peeters at aei.mpg.de> wrote:
>> >> I'm pondering on running a script to move all those which don't have
>> >> "jaunty" in debian/copyright to the "Needs work" section, leaving a
>> >> comment asking to change it to "jaunty", check the standards version
>> >> and some general recommendations (or perhaps just a link to a new wiki
>> >> page), so that we get ride of all those packages whose author isn't
>> >> coming back or which still need work anyway. I do understand that this
>> >> could be annoying for some users, though, so I'm asking here to hear
>> >> some more thoughts. Does anyone have strong objections to this?
>> I'm still in favor unless someone has a better idea on how to find out
>> packages still have interest from the packager.
>I had another idea after my last mail: only open REVU for part of the
>REVU opens on the day after we release, with a clean state, and people
>are encouraged to propose packages for the next release, with a
>rationale. We then start reviewing them, and uploading the ones that
>When we hit Feature Freeze REVU is closed, and all packages are
>archived, with a message saying something like "Your package did not
>make it this time, try again next cycle".
>Yes, new packages are sometimes accepted after Feature Freeze, so we
>could extend the deadline somewhat, or just have alternative
>arrangements for those special cases.
>What do you think?
I'm in favor of cleaning the slate at release time. Personally, I'd be
good with archiving everything not updated for Jaunty. I think RainCT's
original proposal is a bit gentler and I'm OK with that.
I don't think freezing REVU is a good idea. It does get post-FF use.
Perhaps at FF we could change the color of the U/I to red or some such and
add a warning?
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