On Fri, 2018-12-21 at 16:23 -0500, Ben Cotton wrote:
Thanks for drafting this. I think it's a great step in the right
direction. You're right that these are all minor annoyances that
aggregate to a bigger problem, so it's good to take a holistic
approach to addressing them. Right now it seems focused on replacing
the features lost by the deprecation of pkgdb. I'd encourage you to
think about what other changes could be made to improve the overall
packaging experience. Before it comes up for a vote, I'd like to see
more concrete goals and a rough idea of how they'd be achieved.
Obviously some of the specifics will become clear and evolve as the
work goes on.
I would like to echo Ben here, I think that a package experience
objective should look at how to automate the tedious manual repetitive
bits in maintaining packages and allow people to only have to deal with
things that truely need a person to look at them. I would like to see
steps from fully automating package reviews and updates, and letting
packagers know when they have something needing attention, to
rethinking the workflows entirely. I think that there could be a lot of
tie in with the CI objective.