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Bug#573745: No response from official maintainer


On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 21:57, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> writes:
>> Sadly, this absence of reply is not something surprising me (and others
>> I think, as also Paul discovered[0]). This lack of communication,
>> interest and the overcommitting of Matthias is what has made us call to
>> the Technical Committee about Python maintainership.  Given this is a
>> perfect example of what we wanted to show, I add the TC bug in CC, to
>> also show that situation is still going on.
>> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/09/msg00018.html
> A maintainer not responding quickly to a request to take over a package
> they've uploaded themselves as recently as this February, to upload a new
> major version of a package without any RC bugs, during a release freeze
> (!), is not a particularly compelling example of malfeasance.
>> Given Romain's reply is 10 days old, given Paul already pinged doko on
>> IRC, given you contacted several times Matthias (and since several
>> months)
> The first contact about 0.8 recorded in the BTS is August 1st, which is
> not several months (although is before the official beginning of the
> freeze).

I think I misread some emails, and so Andriy only contacted (publicly)
on August and not since April as I first understood. So clearly it's
not "several months" but "more than one month" only.

>> and none of these generated any reply, I think you can go on and take
>> over the package.
> I don't agree.  The new version is not eligible for squeeze regardless,
> and it seems to me like there's some time to ask Matthias what his
> intentions are concerning the package, whether he is interested in
> transferring it to a new maintainer, etc.

Given the above yes, I concur it's not yet the time for maintainer
switch. Now, let's wait for a reply.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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