amending the new package process

Orion Poplawski orion at
Mon Feb 23 02:32:20 UTC 2015

On 01/25/2015 08:19 AM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 12:32:55AM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
>>> My experience with the new package process is that the review process in
>>> Step 6 doesn't work. For some of my packages it took 3 months for a
>>> reviewer to appear, some others more, some where reviewed faster. My
>>> understanding is that it depends on how interesting the package is, how
>>> many packagers you know, or whether you enter the review swap market.
>> Indeed, the review process is the main roadblock to getting things done in
>> Fedora.
>> IMHO, one easy solution to alleviate the problem would be to let experienced
>> packagers (ones that are provenpackagers and/or packager sponsors) import
>> their packages without a review (or with a self-review).
> I doubt that pp and sponsors have packages stuck in the review queue.
> Those people have to communicate with other people in Fedora a lot, so
> attracting some attention to a review ticket should not be hard. Do
> you have any examples?

I do still just toss many reviews onto the queue just to see if any ever 
get picked up.  Some do, many don't.  But you are correct, if any of 
them were particularly critical I would just ask for a review on the 
list.  But it does show that putting stuff on the queue doesn't work 
very well.

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