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    Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Submitted by chewie on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 – 17:38
    This message was posted to debian-devel by David N. Welton regarding his pet project, the Debian Package Of the Week.


    Hi, as I said once in the past, I don’t really have time to keep doing
    this effort:

    http://www.dedasys.com/pow/

    Unless someone (debianplanet? debian weekly news?) wants to take it
    over (and transfer it to a Debian server), I am going to “repurpose
    the content” into something akin to “David’s free software
    recommendations”.
    So, does anyone want to work on this? The only thing I ask is a
    link/credit for the idea…

    I for one, think Debian Planet would be a great venue to adopt this project. Ideas, comments?

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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: robot101
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 18:33
    I’d be willing to do this. I actually thought of it independently last week, as a nice thing to do with DP, knowing nothing of this project (I don’t read -devel). But nobody will believe that so we’ll credit David and thank him for his format. All we need is robster to make a category and away I go. =)
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: leif
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 22:15
    It would be great if you could adopt it.

    Please try to make them as small as David did. They are really nice and sweet that way: They give you a good feeling what the package is for without taking a lot of time to read.

    marko

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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: chewie
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 21:58
    I know of at least one package I could write something up for. It might be a larger review than what David was doing, simply because the scope of the package is so large. Regardless, I liked his brief “teasers”. This really doesn’t have to be huge project, just “featured packages” reviews.
    How about this. If robster doesn’t create a category, we could still add these package reviews as a normal “Review” or “Tips-n-Tricks” article.
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: robot101
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 22:16
    robster has OKed the proposal, categories have been created. All I need now is to decide which day of the week, and which package to do first. I have 9000 to choose from, and I can’t do Gaim *every* week… =)
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: davidw
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/04/24 – 09:40
    How about lifting my content and inserting it here? That would serve two purposes – a few things to get started with, and then it would be off of my server, and I could just redirect the whole /pow/ directory to debianplanet. The only caveat is that I’d like content for content I produced, but that shouldn’t be a big deal:-)
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: chewie
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 22:37
    How about early in the week, like Monday or Tuesday. That gives us time to have a social life on the weekend and still get it in on time.
    Any ideas on what you’d like to cover first? I suppose it will be a first-submit first-post basis? 😉 Then again, there’s no rule against posting more than one a week, though there is an implied frequency of at least once per week.
    Anyway, back to work.
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 18:00
    How about a Debian Bug of the Week to encourage development?
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 18:04
    I like that idea. It could get more people familiar with the process of bug reporting and squashing. Maybe get new people involved.
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 19:02
    Or on second thought, maybe a “Buggy Package of the Week” instead. It would turn focus to multiple bugs instead of everyone recreating their work on a single featured bug. I would just like anyway to see a smaller area of focus than the lists that are regularly put up for debian developers. Folks can look at one package, and it would appear as more of an achievable goal, and something that they may want to take on.
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    Subject: Re: Adopting the Debian Package of the Week
    Author: chewie
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/23 – 22:38
    This is actually a good idea. 😉 I suppose I should start with mine first. *grin*
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