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Re: Good bye Stephen Leake

Xavier Grave <xavier.grave@ipno.in2p3.fr> writes:

> Le 21/05/2012 10:53, Ludovic Brenta a écrit :
>> Hello, world.
>> Following [1], I have regretfully orphaned all of Stephen Leake's
>> packages; they are now all up for adoption.  Please consider adopting
>> one or more of these and close the orphaning bugs in your next upload:
>> #673750 O: gnade -- GNat Ada Database Environment
>> #673751 O: gprbuild -- a multi-language extensible build tool
>> #673752 O: libaunit -- AUnit, a unit testing framework for Ada
>> #673753 O: libopentoken -- OpenToken lexical analysis library for Ada
>> Because several packages now build depend on gprbuild and aunit, I
>> will from now on insist that anyone requesting sponsorship for a
>> new package must adopt one of these first.  If you are interested,
>> please say so on this list.
>> Because of Stephe's outstanding work, all of these packages are now in
>> excellent shape with very few bugs open.  However, gprbuild GPL 2012
>> is due any time now and and one might consider packaging that.
>> [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-ada/2012/04/msg00043.html
> With help of my colleagues, we (with me as official maintainer) can
> adopt gnade for sure and may be also libaunit.

One thing to consider for gnade; use -fdump-ada-spec to generate the
bindings to the C backends; that will catch non-upward-compatible
changes in new versions.

> By the way, I'll hope we will be able to maintain the high packaging
> level Stephen achieved.


-- Stephe

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