[pkg-s48-maint] Re: Our darcs directories

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at mamane.lu
Mon Feb 19 06:30:10 UTC 2007

On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 12:02:16AM +0100, Jorgen Schaefer wrote:

>> Our common darcs directories were in your home on costa; you
>> haven't moved them to a reasonable place on wagner (the new unified
>> alioth host) yet, and the filesystem ACLs were _not_ transferred
>> with the files (only classical UNIX owner/group/others
>> permissions). This means I cannot commit to them.

> That's sad. I wasn't aware of any move,

It was announced on the debian-devel-announce mailing list:

In particular, paragraph about old homes on costa.

> and I haven't used the darcs directory there (primarily because I
> didn't notice any benefit from doing so).

Well, the main benefit was that I could work on the packages, too,
just picking up where you had left off before, and vice-versa. Given
that this was the first time in months I actually worked on scheme48,
it would be fair to call that benefit sporadic, I guess.

> But this just highlights a problem that should be fixed.

> I don't have the time for Debian anymore. My casual "just upload a
> package with useful software" just doesn't fit - Debian moved from
> quantity to quality, and in turn requires some effort to keep
> updated (like this move of alioth).

I can't find myself disagreeing with the statement that Debian is
about quality more than quantity. However, maybe what you lack is the
time or desire for the overhead that team / co-maintainership creates,
more than for the packages themselves? That's up to your judgement /
call, obviously.


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