Re: HELP!!! New Maint App Process
Thanks for all your tips/hints/suggestions/advice.
the package Simulpic is an existing a debian package and it has been
orphaned. i am just trying to adopt it. since i used it a lot, i fixed a
few bugs and upgraded it to current version of the microcontroller it was
i agree it is not a critical pkg. but i think it is an useful one as this
microcontroller is used extensively by the hobbyists.
as per your suggestions, i will create a debian pkg and put it on a
website for people to download and inspect.
On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 06:38:41PM -0400, Duncan Findlay wrote:
> > > 1. how does one get an advocate?
> > The best way is to package a piece of software, and make the packages
> > available somewhere. Apply to be a NM, and post a message to
> > firstname.lastname@example.org asking for a sponsor. A sponsor will
> > take a look at your package and (assuming all goes well) upload them.
> > If they are sufficiently impressed, they will likely be your advocate.
> This places the emphasis on packaging software that's not yet in Debian,
> which is wrong, IMHO. A better answer is that you get an advocate by
> getting involved in Debian development -- by helping tackle some of the
> many open bugs against existing packages, or doing QA work, or adopting
> an orphaned package, or working on the installer, or perhaps by
> packaging useful software that's not yet part of Debian.
> Creating new packages is an easy way to demonstrate that one has many of
> the skills required to be a DD, but more is demanded of DDs than just
> raw skill.
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer