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Re: Why are updates processed so slowly?



On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:41:03PM +0000, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:30:30AM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:44:38PM +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
>> >I built a package last Friday. Update was created Fri 21:33 and is has
>> >been pushed to testing today at 3:20.
>> >
>> >So why did it take more than 5 days or 122 hrs to get it pushed? Are
>> >security-updates also processed that slowly?
>> 
>> Because a human has to sign all the packages and start the push.  That
>> human happened to be killing himself trying to get Alpha out the door.
>
>Sounds like we need to add further humans who are able to process updates
>and/or work on the alphas/beta/GA releases, to reduce the load on that
>one overworked person, and not have one activity blocking the other. I'm 
>sure people have thought of this already, but it seems like we need to push
>it up the priority, as we've been in this situation of having updates 
>delayed by alpha/beta/GA releases very many times before now.

Yep.  There are other people that can do it already.  I am not one of them.
However, adding more people is a stop gap solution.  What needs to happen
is the sigul (signing server) stuff really needs to get banged out.  I think
Miloslav has been working on that recently.

josh


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