|| ||Scott James Remnant <scott-AT-ubuntu.com>|
|| ||Ubuntu Development Announcements <ubuntu-devel-announce-AT-lists.ubuntu.com>|
|| ||Archive Administration changes|
|| ||Fri, 25 Aug 2006 11:47:47 +0200|
We've had a discussion at the distro team sprint in Wiesbaden about
how we can further improve the time for archive administration tasks
such as NEW queue processing and Debian package syncs to be handled.
Therefore we announce the following two changes:
- The first is that in addition to the usual ongoing processing that
the archive admins do on a daily basis as and when time permits,
each admin will have an "archive day" on which they will treat the
work as higher priority.
These will be initially arranged as:
Tuesday: Scott James Remnant (Keybuk)
Friday: Colin Watson (Kamion)
If you have any queries, or outstanding requests, feel free to
contact the appropriate person on these days. Urgent requests may
of course be directed on any day to be dealt with.
- The second is a change to the policy for requesting Debian package
syncs. All sync requests should now include the following
- Version of Debian package
- Debian package component (main, contrib, non-free)
- Copy of the new debian/changelog entries
If the Ubuntu package has been changed, the sync request must also
include the following:
- a confirmation that the Ubuntu changes should be overridden
- a description of each of the Ubuntu changes (a bullet point list
is fine, but copies of debian/changelog aren't) and the reason
why each one may be dropped
The reason for this change is that several sync requests have been
received which overrode necessary Ubuntu changes, and has resulted
in each request being subjected to more strict checking meaning
they take longer.
This change means that the results of basic checks the requestor
should be performing anyway are more readily available to the
archive administrator so that less stricter checking may be
performed and the queue processed faster.
With these changes we hope that all requests should be fulfilled no
laster than a week after them being filed, unless there are other
circumstances (eg. discussion required).
Ubuntu Archive Team
Scott James Remnant
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