Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
On 24.10.2008 16:38, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> Yesterday a request to move a package to stable early was made. I
> denied it because the reason given was "due to popular customer
> demand" there is no way to measure that. and the next stable push
> will be just over a week away.
That was perfectly valid answer and I didn't complain.
For the reference here is my request and some background so you don't need
to talk about "a package", it's very concrete situation:
collectd has been sitting in EPEL testing for a while now, latest bugfix
release build is
Due to popular customer demand, please move it into the EPEL proper at
your next convenience.
Thing is that we've not seen collectd reaching EPEL proper, it was first
built in EPEL by rjones in August, then I did two minor bugfix release in
September and last one was few days ago.
Until now I hoped this rule applies:
Just wait. The packages from the needsign queue get pushed by the
epel-signers to the testing repos about two to four times a week. Packages
from testing are normally automatically moved to the stable repos at the
beginning of the next month.
Since collectd already missed two montly updates, I was concerned that it
would be missed again, hence I brought this to epel_signers attention - I'm
sorry for not being clear enough in my request.
Re. popular customer demand - if more than 1 customer asks about, I consider
it popular, that's my metrics. What's yours?