Re: When is the Freeze of Etch?
Sorroy for the long delay but I had tu buy a new Laptop on eBay...
Am 2006-10-14 10:41:54, schrieb Kapil Hari Paranjape:
> Some suggestions:
> 1. You have already filed a bug report. You can provide enough
> data (interdiff, URL, ... whatever you think is enough!) so
> that the current maintainer can incorporate your packaging effort
> to make it quicker for version 2.3 to make it into etch.
I have build the original xdialog package from the sources since
Thierry Godefroy (Upstream) provides a debian/ directory. The
build package xdialog_2.3.0_i386.deb is exactly the same as the
oder Debian Version, except that the debian/changelog should be
updated to reflect Debian Work on it.
> 2. If major functionality will be broken by releasing 2.2 in etch
> then you want to consider upgrading the severity of the bug.
> Please provide details when you do so. At least this will ensure
> that other users of xdialog will know there is a problem.
Right, this what I have already written (e.g. --treeview)
> 3. There is no harm in using a higher version of package locally
> than what is available on the archive. There are many debian
> tools to create local package repositories. Asking for this
> version to be in the Debian archive urgently means that you
> feel that many users of "xdialog" will be badly affected by the
> earlier version (see 2).
Thierry Godefroy (Upstream) had alredy written which Bugs from 2.2.0
are solved and 2.3.0 would be a real benefit.
> 4. If you feel that the maintainer is MIA or might want to orphan
> the package you should write to email@example.com to check. Please
> ensure that you have tried all avenues (BTS, mail to
> Maintainer etc.) before you do this. The MIA folks probably
> have a long queue!
I have already contacted the Maintainer (via BTS and privately, - and
he is DebianDevelpoer...) but gotten no reponse. :-(
> I am in a not-very-different situation with respect to a number of
> packages and all I can say is "Patience".
Normaly I am, but since Etch will be released in a short time it is
high presure for some Packages which have not realy RC-Bugs but
prevent other programs to work korrectly.
Note 1: As the old Manitainer had orphaned xdialog, I was interested
in Maintaining it since nearly 70% of my tools are using
xdialog heavyly so I am realy interested in a Package which
is in a realy good shape.
Note 2: Since I am Debian-Consultant in Strasbourg, I have created
MANY Administration tools which require xdialog (since most
new $ADMIN of my customers do not want to hack config files)
- thats the real world!
Ignoring of a demand to package a new version does not give a good
light to Debian, - specialy if this version exist since arround
5 month now and I use it from my private repository which has now
over 30 newer Packages which are not shiped with Debian and I can
not say, they are Unstable or the versions are critical. (I use
it forcement daily in my Job)
Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
Tamay Dogan Network
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