David Bremner writes ("Bug#891216: Requre d-devel consultation for epoch bump"):
> I find the existing use of the debian-devel list in policy strange, and
> am unenthusiastic about expanding it. It's not a "must-read" list for
> debian contributors, and it is (or was, last time I subscribed) an
> extremely noisy forum. I concede that your proposed use of the list is
> consistent with existing ones.
The point of gettting review from d-devel is not to notify everyone
who might be interested. It is to get some peer review from the
cross-section of people who _do_ read that list.
There is a lot of expertise there and escalating difficult things
there is very effective. (It's less good for things which are
politically contentious, but as a project we are very poor at those
and d-devel is often the least bad option. Anyway, that's not
Ian Jackson <ijack...@chiark.greenend.org.uk> These opinions are my own.
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