How To Join DPMT & PAPT Teams
How to Request to Join the Teams
This is described in http://python-modules.alioth.debian.org/python-modules-policy.html#joining-the-team. That page says:
To be added on the team, please send your request on firstname.lastname@example.org indicate why you want to join the team: maintain your current packages within the team, help maintain some specific packages, etc. Don't forget to indicate your Alioth login!
If you don't already have an Alioth account, please register on Alioth.
In your email please state that you have read https://python-modules.alioth.debian.org/python-modules-policy.html and that you accept it.
Your request will be approved once an admin examines it; you'll receive notification when it happens.
How To Contact Us
You can use this places to ask us questions about packaging (not programming problems, please, for that uses #python on Freenode network) of Python modules and/or applications.
Work With The Packages
There is already a guide about basic tasks with packages in DPMT/PAPT teams ?here (just replace python-apps with python-modules if you're working with DPMT instead of PAPT).
use -o option to svn-inject, this will avoid storing the upstream source code in the repo, but only the Debian packaging;
check that .diff.gz doesn't contain any direct changes to the upstream files (they will end up with some mess on the repo); if you need to change them, use a patch system (hint: lsdiff -z *.diff.gz -x '*/debian/*' | wc -l should return 0);
Policy About Maintainer and Uploaders Fields
There is a unwritten policy about the usage of Maintainer and Uploaders field, you might be interested to know about:
If the team is in the Maintainer field (and you are in Uploaders field) then every member of the team can apply changes to the package and upload it freely;
if you are in the Maintainer field (and the team is in Uploaders field) then every member of the team can apply changes to the package but any upload should be acknowledged by you (there are some exceptions, like uploads to fix RC bugs, but are infrequent).
As a general rule of thumb, just set Maintainer to the team; there might be some exceptions, like in situations where the package is so complex that a check from a knowledgeable person is welcome before an upload but they are very rare.
Request For Sponsorship
There are several ways you can ask for a review and (hopefully) for a sponsorship of your package: