[Pkg-samba-maint] New CTDB package 1.0.85

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Fri Jun 26 19:28:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 07:18:40AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:

> I'd say "try again" and I'm really sorry that we still suck so much
> and aren't able to better cope with potential good maintainers...:-(

> I don't know what Steve thinks about this but I personnally think that
> our NM process is a big bunch of useless bureaucracy. 50 questions or
> so, WTF? And, yes, I know, I should probably more move my a** to get
> this changed but as I indeed think that we should make it as easy as
> it was back in 1998-2002 (not to mentioned the very early years), I
> bet that I wouldn't be followed that much.

I think that 50 questions is not too much bureaucracy if it results in
filtering out those who don't have the skills necessary to be Debian
developers, but that the current NM process isn't very effective at doing
that and we let in plenty of people who don't actually have a clue. :/

(With no intent to imply here that Mathieu falls in that category - from
what I see he's doing a good job of maintaining the ctdb package, but I've
also not been watching very closely so I'm not sure I have enough
information to, say, be an advocate for him to NM.)

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org

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