My (very) humble efforts this week:
Less of the instant gratification of NMUs for me lately.
But; the Perl packaging team is down to a much lower number of RC bugs now. I'm one step closer to being a DD, apparently. And today I found somewhere to live for the next year; this is actually going to threaten my internet access in the near future, which is a little annoying. But once it's done, I'll actually be working on a desktop machine again, rather than a netbook.
Posted: 01 Dec 2009 23:57 |
I've been slacking on the RC bugs front. :) Let's see, my last blog post was on Monday 16th, so I'm late...
The DELAYED queue is a wonderful mechanism for reducing the amount of busy waiting that needs to happen for NMUs; you don't have to remember to come back and upload several days later. For non-DDs, it takes a bit more co-ordination between you and your sponsor, unfortunately - do you send the NMUdiff to the bug before you get sponsorship, and risk having to change it? And then revisit the bug to give notice again once it does get sponsored? Or leave it until after upload, which might reduce the amount of notice you're actually giving the maintainer (if, say, your mentor is in a different timezone)?
I've been opting for the first approach, but it doesn't have the same fire-and-forget quality of the real thing.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 22:08 |