On 2018-04-11 10:54 +0200, Philip Hands wrote: > > 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.
I've put in a few NEW packages recently and I have to say the processing time currently appears to be the fastest it's ever been in my 18 years with Debian. 'A few days' is what I've been seeing typically, and in one case 'about 24 hours'. Clearly there is an issue with ~150 node packages hanging around for 2-3 months, and I don't know what that's about, but outside that area I can only say that I find the team to be doing an excellent job. Slow NEW processing can be frustrating - mostly because you don't know if it'll be 2 days or 2 months, but on the whole, since a quite bad period a few years ago, I think we've been doing well. I reckon that 'more than a month' is when it gets tiresome, although for difficult/large/controversial packages longer than that may well be reasonable. Also, not only do the ftp-masters generally respond quickly - they also do a thorough job. Twice in the last year I have had things I missed pointed out, which is excellent - that's the whole point of the process, and I strive to do better in future. So yes, thanks FTP-masters - I really do appreciate your (never-ending!) work. Wookey -- Principal hats: Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM http://wookware.org/
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