Bug#96267: wnpp: ITA: screen
Juan Cespedes (email@example.com) said:
> On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 11:36:50AM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > * Adam Lazur <firstname.lastname@example.org> [20010503 23:37]:
> > > I plan on adopting the ill maintained screen package. It currently has
> > > ~50 open bugs, many of which are fixed by the new upstream version
> > > (3.9.8) which has been out since September of 2000.
> > Err, I'm not convinced it's a good idea if a new maintainer hijacks an
> > important package like screen, especially considering that its
> > maintainer recently got more active again (e.g. he uploaded syslinux
> > and responded to some bug reports).
New maintainer or not, it needs someone to pay attention to it (as it is
an important package, no?). I use it on a daily basis and feel I'm
qualified to deal with packaging it.
> I have been *very* busy during the last months, but I think I am
> beginning to have more time to spend on Debian.
> I am currently working on a new version of screen which will probably
> be uploaded during the next week.
> Please forgive me for any inconvenience I could have caused; it has
> been all my fault.
I was unaware that Juan had recently come out of hibernation.
Juan, are you interested in the changes to the package I have already
made? I migrated the build to debhelper, and have debconf almost setup
to do the prompting for incompatible version stuff.
Regardless, I'll close the ITA.
Adam Lazur, Cluster Monkey
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