Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Re: Does the backporters team need help?

On Tue, May 02, 2017 at 03:03:43PM +0100, Iain Lane wrote:
> Again not a formal proposal, but I think that this extreme level of
> paranoia should be removed from the process one way or another and be
> replaced with some much simpler to comply with rules and appropriate
> safety warnings. Debian manages to get by without being so prescriptive,
> and we should be able to as well.

+1. I think we're too far down the scale of careful at the cost of
usefulness for the backports pocket right now.

How about a backporters testing PPA? Stick it in ~ubuntu-motu perhaps.
Get stuff landed there first, and upload with no changes (except
version) to the backports pocket after some aging period with no
objections, and one report of some minimal level of testing success?

I don't feel strongly about the details of the above paragraph; I'm just
suggesting a starting point. Feel free to propose adjustments or change
everything entirely.