[pkg-go] Fwd: Updating the pkg-go Team Maintenance policy

Michael Stapelberg stapelberg at debian.org
Tue Jan 19 08:38:56 UTC 2016

Dmitry, thanks for articulating your concerns. AFAICT, you are mostly
concerned about uploads of new versions.

Would you agree to a no-communication-necessary policy when it only covers
bugfixes/other package maintenance, for example mass-changes such as
getting rid of “Depends: golang-go” on all library packages?

On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob at debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:51:22 AM Michael Stapelberg wrote:
> > Dmitry, can you please outline what it is that you dislike about the
> > suggestion?
> Too much freedom to upload without notifying those who are responsible for
> package. Lack of notion that Team upload is a rough equivalent to NMU hence
> notification is a must as well as delay (through DELAYED queue or other
> means).
> Alexandre wants to ensure that everyone can upload everything without
> talking
> but team maintenance should be more about communication.
> For example one might want to upload new upstream release of a package
> without telling Uploaders. But new release may not be uploaded for reason
> like when Uploaders (who presumably follow upstream development) are aware
> of
> regression or disruptive change in new release and prefer to wait for
> update.
> In number of cases upload can be held by known upstream bugs etc. Therefore
> one who wants to upload must communicate and not just do as (s)he pleased
> without even sending an email to those who migh be aware of specifics and
> situation.
> We are all here to help each other but let's not forget about importance of
> communication.
> --
> Cheers,
>  Dmitry Smirnov.
> ---
> Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
>         -- H. L. Mencken

Best regards,
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