[Aptitude-devel] Aptitude 0.6.10-1 (mentors.d.n)

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 00:02:47 UTC 2014

2014-02-10 09:32 Daniel Hartwig:
>On 10 February 2014 17:00, Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 February 2014 16:00, Daniel Hartwig <mandyke at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Your upload of the package 'aptitude' to mentors.debian.net was
>>> successful. Others can now see it. The URL of your package is:
>>> http://mentors.debian.net/package/aptitude
>>> The respective dsc file can be found at:
>>> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/a/aptitude/aptitude_0.6.10-1.dsc
>> Hi
>> Will upload again soon, just updating some libdevel files on this machine first.

There are several things wrong with what you have done:

- You didn't participate yet in the discussion about working together
   effectively, still you found time to go ahead with this without even
   announcing it (well, only 2h notice).

   If you're not going to abide to the proposed rules, the rest don't
   have to do it, either.

- We were discussing what to do with the releases, in particular
   considering if it was a good idea coupling the packaging change of
   enabling the russian documentation or not, which has effects on the
   delay for the package to get to the users.

   You also didn't participate in the discussion, going on for more
   than a week, still take this action without asking or getting the
   agreement from the rest of the people involved.

- You didn't give the chance for Axel to reply (he replied later than
   you created the release).

   Initially the plans were that probably he was going to do this
   release, and there was no indication to the contrary before you
   pushed the release on your own.

   The idea behind this is for three main reasons, all of them positive
   for the development of aptitude:

   - more people get involved and know how to do the process, so they
     know how to do things when some people is missing

   - to free you from these tasks that other people can do, so you have
     more time to review the changes that you are concerned about

     (There are several bug reports waiting for your opinion about
     changes, that I clearly indicated that I wanted to include in this
     release... including one that you "stole" from me, removing me as
     "owner" without discussion)

   - and so you have time to work on integrating the changes of
     wip-cmdline, that were dead for 18 months, and which you didn't
     integrate yet apparently due to lack of time

- You didn't attribute the changes in the changelog to anybody but
   you.  No big deal for me, but if you complained about this recently
   and are sensitive to these issues, you shouldn't do the same.

   You can't have it both ways.

- It's been mostly you who complained about other people doing things
   without having the go-ahead from you and acting too quickly after
   months of inactivity and stalled development, still you continue to
   act without asking for approval of other people and acting in an
   even more rushed way.

   Again, you can't have it both ways.


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