On Friday, March 2, 2018 6:00:57 AM CST Gert Wollny wrote: > I'd like to make a proposal how > transparency and also the interaction from non ftp-master members to > review packages could be improved.
I have an orthogonal proposal to enhance efficiency: stop re-examining each new SOVERSION of a shared library package. The NEW queue is said to be for "when a new package is uploaded to Debian for the first time" . For many packages, uploading a new upstream version goes straight into unstable. This is not true, however, for shared library packages. Because of the convention that a shared library package name contains the SOVERSION and the convention that any new binary package requires going through NEW -- each and every new upstream makes a trip through NEW. This is unnecessary work for FTP masters and unnecessary friction. Solution: change the convention to "any new SOURCE package requires a trip through NEW".  https://wiki.debian.org/NewQueue Regards, -Steve
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