Andrey Rahmatullin <w...@debian.org> writes: > On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 07:08:21AM +0000, Lumin wrote: >> Briefly speaking, if a DD was told that "Thank you for your contribution >> to Debian but please wait for at least 2 months so that your package >> can enter the archive.", will the DD still be motivated working on NEW >> packages??? Please convince me if you think that doesn't matter. > But most DDs already know about this? > >> Let's have a look a this chart. Obviously the NEW queue became >> somewhat weirdly long since about a year ago. We can also move >> to the middle part of this page where we can estimate a median >> number of time for a package to wait in the NEW queue. The median is >> **2 month**. Things has been going in the BAD direction compared >> to the past. > There are 287 packages on that page. > 154 of them have "node-" in the name.
Of the packages that have been in the queue for more than 3 months, only 3 are not node packages. Looking at the oldest item in the queue (node-mimelib, 7 months), I see that the upstream README was changed on Mar 11th to read: NB! This project is deprecated All users of this project are urged to find an alternative as it is not maintained anymore. Obviously, this is nothing to do with whatever caused it to become stuck in NEW, but it strikes me as symptomatic of the state of the node ecosystem, which hardly makes things easy for those packaging node packages, nor for the ftp-masters. If one excludes the node packages, the current state of NEW looks rather good. It suggests that the average wait for non-node packages is about a fortnight. This is something for which I think we should be congratulating the ftp-masters. Cheers, Phil.  https://github.com/andris9/mimelib  of course, if hundreds of packages were whizzing through in under an hour, that would not be visible by glancing at the NEW queue, so the queue doesn't give a full picture. -- |)| Philip Hands [+44 (0)20 8530 9560] HANDS.COM Ltd. |-| http://www.hands.com/ http://ftp.uk.debian.org/ |(| Hugo-Klemm-Strasse 34, 21075 Hamburg, GERMANY
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