On Fri, 04 Aug 2017 02:16:03 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote: > On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 06:25:46PM -0400, gregor herrmann wrote: > > What I don't understand in the point of view of the "keep Uploaders" > > proponents: What does this information, whether correct or not, > > actually give others? Are they going to email or phone these persons > > privately when emails to the BTS or the maintainer/team list are > > ignored? And what happens if they ignore these communications as > > well? > > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?bug-rev=on;include=severity:minor;include=tags:pending;maint=pkg-perl-maintain...@lists.alioth.debian.org#_2_5_5 > > These "Updating the <package> Uploaders list" bugs. > > When the MIA team has determined that a person is MIA, > it can send bugs informing all packages where that person > is listed in Uploaders that the person is no longer active.
Ok, that's a good example: So, when we (pkg-perl) get such a list of bug reports (or, which is less work, a single mail from the MIA team about XY being inactive) what happens is that - we probably know that already (but it's still good to have the offical confirmation) - we remove them from Uploaders in git - nothing else changes: the package will be uploaded when there's any reason for it (new release, bugfix) as before when XY was still mentioned in Uploaders Dropping the Uploaders field would mean that we save the work (which can be quite tedious when we have to add the right bug numbers to the right packages' changelog entry) without any other changes to the maintenance of the package. Cheers, gregor -- .''`. https://info.comodo.priv.at/ - Debian Developer https://www.debian.org : :' : OpenPGP fingerprint D1E1 316E 93A7 60A8 104D 85FA BB3A 6801 8649 AA06 `. `' Member of VIBE!AT & SPI, fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe `-
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