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Peter Van Eynde <pvaneynd at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With regret I'll copy the message that I've put on my blog:
>> After some consideration I must conclude that the state of the Common Lisp packages in Debian is becoming unreasonable. One of the goals of forming the pkg-common-lisp team was that I would not be a bottleneck, as RL is inflicting more and more damage to my 'Debian playtime'.
>> Now that Luca left I'm basically the only 'active' (for very small values of active) DD/DM left. (no hard feeling towards anybody, just loads of thanks for the work they did)
>> I see two alternatives:
>> * other people get involved, investigating bugs and sending git/darcs/whatever format patches.
>> * we go low impact and remove common-lisp-controller and all Common Lisp libraries, and I/we only package the lisp implementations (clisp, ecl, sbcl, cmucl and perhaps ccl) without any special changes
>> I don't expect the first alternative to be realistic, so unless proven wrong I'll RFA/RM all the libraries/clc on the 5th of September.
> Groetjes, Peter
first of all, I'd like to thank all of the team members for their
work, as it helped me a lot to get started with CL.
I would like to contribute as I regularly build a number of packages
from different repositories for internal use in our company.
However, I have no idea of what is necessary to maintain the packages,
'officially'. Could you please comment on the work which has to be
done? How often does one have to update the packages? Are there tools
which help? How does one test the compatibility of the different
And (most important) how much time should a candidate have, to be able
to fulfill his 'duties'?
I know that much of the answers cannot be exact, but I just would like
to have an idea of the amount of work.
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