Why are updates processed so slowly?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Thu Feb 5 12:41:03 UTC 2009

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.

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