Daily package ownership changes?

Pierre-Yves Chibon pingou at pingoured.fr
Wed May 15 18:14:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 20:12 +0200, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> Quoting Rahul Sundaram (2013-05-15 19:55:17)
> > On 05/15/2013 01:22 PM, Pierre-Yves Chibon wrote:
> > > As you can see from the output at the end of my email, not everyone does
> > > it ;-)
> > Yeah.  I am not surprised at all.  Automating as much as possible is the 
> > only efficient way to handle it
> To play the devil's advocate a bit, if we automate it without requiring announce
> we end up without any additional info about reasons why package was orphaned.
> So I'd say announce mail could probably go from "MUST" to "Nice to have". I.e.
> please explain to prospective new maintainers what to be aware of.
> Anyway, I am a fan of automation so +1 to this whole thing at least as a test
> run. It's not visible from your example output, but if the owner just changed
> from person A to person B instead to orphan, it would be 1 change instead of
> A->orphan, orphan->B correct?

If both happened in the period considered yes

> I would probably say daily reports would be overkill. Weekly could be perhaps
> too long? If I think about it I'd probably invent some crazy complicated stuff
> so...just pick some schedule and be prepared to change if people complain :-)

That's easy enough to adjust but should also be easy enough to set a
filter to ignore it :)

Thanks for the feedback,

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