Bug#573745: No response from official maintainer
Hello, Russ, Sandro.
>> given another week has passed without a public comment on this matter
>> by Matthias, could you please decide how long Andriy should wait for a
>> reply? (JFTR, Matthias is not busy doing other things other than
>> Debian, look at bugs and uploads and mails and irc chats.)
Thanks for your care. I have already spoken to Matthias in person in
IRC on the 9th of September. I wanted to post the result of the
conversation anyway. Here is some quotes of it:
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> you are right, I should have responded earlier
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> I had a try at 0.8 myself
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> splitting the slave and the master
<Jolly_Roger> well, splitting wasn't so hard. But I'd like you to look
in the package anyway since it has new manpages and a little more
debianized /debian directory (I tried to use a bit more helpers)
<Jolly_Roger> I just wish my work will be handy
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> copied to http://people.debian.org/~doko/tmp/
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> but, it's too late for squeeze. fine with me to
upload to experimental
<Jolly_Roger> thanks. Is there any way I can help you with this package?
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> sure, if you are interested in that, I'd like to
merge/replace my experimental things with yours
<Jolly_Roger> i don't recommend uploading it anywhere until review
anyway. It seems there are some things broken (e.g. init scripts don't
always detect bot startup failure)
<Jolly_Roger> thanks. I'm interested for sure :)
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> it's not that urgent, so I'd like to delay any
substantil work until mid of october if possible
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> buildbot won't be upgraded for squeeze
<Jolly_Roger> i know that. Should this stop me working on it? :)
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> I'll come back to you after October. If you want
to merge/replace your approach, please email me directly
<doko_!irc.oftc.net> no, your work is appreciated
<Jolly_Roger> thanks. I'll do so. I'll use your @debian.org email just in case
So for now I'll be glad to become a contributor to this package. I
hadn't spoken about maintainership of the package. I'll try to do so
if I get a chance.
> Is this work targetted at squeeze?
It would be great, of course, but the package isn't ready for a stable
release. That's why I'm asking for review. I can't say it's ready
until I will be sure all solutions described in  or  (they are
the same) are ok. In fact, this is my first workon packaging for
Debian. I'll try to get the package to experimental soon after i'll be
sure about  and .
Thanks again, Sandro, Russ.
with best regards, Andriy Senkovych