On Friday, March 02, 2018 02:23:00 PM Gert Wollny wrote: > Am Freitag, den 02.03.2018, 07:39 -0500 schrieb Scott Kitterman: > > On Friday, March 02, 2018 01:00:57 PM Gert Wollny wrote: > > > Dear all, > > > > > > as the one who is the uploader of the package that is currently > > > longest > > > in the NEW pipeline (vtk7), I'd like to make a proposal how > > > transparency and also the interaction from non ftp-master members > > > to > > > review packages could be improved. > > > > > > Short version: Use the salsa per-package issue tracker for problems > > > that come up with the review in NEW. > > > > No. I think the short version of your proposal is: > > > > If the FTP team spent more time on tracking status more stuff would > > get through New. > > There is a reason why I wrote "reviewes" in my proposal, and not "ftp- > master": this kind of tracking could be an incentive for more people to > get involved reviewing other peoples packages, because it gives a clear > path for contribution, and adding to it what I wrote as answer to > Samuel, there is also the possibility for recognition of this review > work by adding an "Reviewed-By:" entry to the changelog. > > Apart from that, I would guess is that the ftp team already does some > tracking.
Because we don't know if a package is even distributable until after it's reviewed, packages in New are not available outside the FTP Team to review. I don't expect that to change. When an issue is noted or a question raised in a package review, we have a standard mechanism for prodding the uploader (person who prepared the change) via email. For the case of a package that's been a long time in New with now feedback, the best way to find out the status is to ask in #debian-ftp. There isn't always someone available to answer immediately, but questions to generally get answered. Scott K