Future of MOTU
bdrung at ubuntu.com
Tue Mar 23 20:45:05 GMT 2010
Am Dienstag, den 23.03.2010, 14:24 -0600 schrieb Brian J Mingus:
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:12 PM, Elliot Murphy <elliot at canonical.com>
> On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Johan De Taeye
> <johan_de_taeye at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>>We get far more package submissions than we can review
> every cycle. I
> >>> generally recommend getting
> >>>your package into Debian and then it will be sync'ed into
> Ubuntu. There
> >>> are a lot more developers in Debian.
> > But, could this be documented?
> > When people submit their package they know what they are up
> > It'ld avoid people (like me) trying to learn the process,
> uploading their
> > package in good faith and getting (a bit) frustrated.
> > I fully understand and appreciate all the work the team is
> > Just trying to be positive and see how things can be
> As Scott has pointed out, it's a problem of having enough
> to do the work. I am trying to improve the situation
> personally by
> working with Debian teams instead of Ubuntu for my own
> packages that I
> want to get in, reviewing packages and giving advice now and
> then on
> REVU, and working towards becoming a MOTU myself, but it's
> slow going.
> The best way to improve is for more people to do the same.
> Even if you are not yet MOTU, I think one of the best ways to
> learn is
> to review other peoples packages. I have learned many things
> improve my own packages by carefully looking at other peoples
> packages, reading the existing reviews, and trying to see what
> would need to be fixed before I would consider the package
> fine to
> upload. Doing code review is a really fantastic way to learn.
> Elliot Murphy | https://launchpad.net/~statik/
> This really just doesn't click for me. These are Masters of the
> Universe after all. They know everything about creating packages and
> they have a highly efficient and streamlined package testing paradigm.
> They know what bugs in packages are and they know how to fix them more
> quickly than anyone else. Why is there no one who oversees the MOTUs
> (Master of the Masters of the Universe) and says "this package should
> be in Universe" and they say "ok, I will spend the next couple of
> hours getting it ready."
Many MOTUs are busy with updating, syncing, merging packages and fixing
bugs. Then there is the sponsors queue, which needs love too. I uploaded
a few package from REVU. There were two ways to get my attention: Either
someone ask in the #ubuntu-motu channel, when I had time for it or i
searched the need-packaging bugs on Launchpad. Which package should I
review? I sorted the need-packaging bugs by affected users and found
openshot. I think that having a importance indicator would be a good
idea. What do you think about promoting the use of "Affects me too" on
Launchpad for that?
BTW I sponsored only packages, where the packager worked on getting the
package into Debian, too.
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