REVU - Cleanup of the "Needs Review" section

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Nov 5 23:46:44 GMT 2008

On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 15:08:43 -0800 "Jordan Mantha" <laserjock at> 
>On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Siegfried-Angel
><siggi.gevatter at> wrote:
>> 2008/11/2 James Westby <jw+debian at>:
>>> Perhaps you would like to send a draft of the message to the list
>>> and I'll read it and tell you any concerns I have with it.
>> Here it is. Feel free to improve it!
>> I'd like to get this cleanup done tomorrow, so that we can start with
>> a relatively clean REVU on Friday (the first REVU Day).
>I don't particularly like this idea. It sounds an awful lot like
>"yeah, we suck and to try to make it not look so bad we're going to
>find an easy way to sweep things under the rug". That may not be the
>intent at all, but I'm afraid that's the message that a lot of
>contributors are going to have. The intrepid -> jaunty change is a
>triviality and has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the
>package or its appropriateness for inclusion in Ubuntu. I feel like
>since it's our webapp and our responsibility we should deal with the
>consequences of people actually using it, not throw away hard work in
>order to make our todo list look better.
>It would be better, IMO, to shut of review to new packages until we've
>taken care of the backlog and perhaps made some improvements to REVU
>to make it easier for people to find what they want.
Personally, I'm not going to waste my time reviewing packages I don't know 
that the reviewer cares about.

I did some review today when someone asked on IRC.

As it is, there's no point in me even looking at review.

I didn't read the text, but without looking, I'm in favor of let's DO 
something and not stare at each other trying to figure out how to 
completely avoid looking not nice all the way to feature freeze.

I'd say go ahead with your proposal or anything you feel is better that 
gets proposed.

Scott K

Scott K

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