What exactly is the order of steps to becoming a new maintainer?
After looking at the most recent WNPP list, I decided that there were
packages (specifically, fvwm95 and tkdesk) that I would be willing to
maintain, so I then read the documentation on www.debian.org on
applying to become a maintainer.
However, after reading that documentation and what the WNPP has to say
about what to do in the event one wants to take over a package, I'm a
bit confused about what I should do next. (I've already gotten the
sources for fvwm95 and made it compile nicely; tkdesk sources seem
harder to come by, as tkdesk appears to have vanished from hamm).
a) post my intent to take over these packages to debian-devel
b) inform email@example.com and the package maintainers of my desire to
take over these packages.
c) send in my application to become a debian maintainer, complete with
signed scan of my passport
d) make non-maintainer versions of these packages so that when I apply
to be a maintainer I can point to these .debs to say "see, I know
how to make packages"
Any guidance appreciated.
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