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Bug#681687: missing mime entry

> On Sun, 2012-07-22 at 15:24 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> > > [...]
> > >> The new mime support maintainer team, which took over the package just a
> > >> few days ago, did ask the release team, if it would be possible to still
> > >> apply this patch for wheezy [2].
> > > [...]
> > >> [2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2012/07/msg01048.html

Dear all,

about the mail discussed above: while it is addressed to Brian and Laszlo,
I made sure that the release team, the technical comitte and the evince
maintainers get a copy so that they can see that things are moving.  But
before getting Laszlo's and Brian's replies, I did not feel like making

Nevertheless, earlier in http://bugs.debian.org/658139#117, I also wrote the
following to "everybody", with the release team, the tech. comittee and the
evince maintainers copied:

> Wouldn't one of the following solutions be acceptable for you ?
>  - Add the function to mime-support in Wheezy to update /etc/mailcap using
>    the FreeDesktop menu entry files in /usr/share/applications via dpkg
>    triggers.
>  - Do this in Sid, and add back the MIME entries in evince in Wheezy as a
>    temporary compromise.

To keep both possibilities open - without expressing a particular preference
for one or another - me and Laszlo are limiting ourselves to work on the
conversion from Desktop to mailcap, with exceptions limited to packaging
updates that I hope will not prevent our package to be reviewed by the release
team if the consensus is to update mime-support in Wheezy. 

We are getting ready to upload to experimental; things go a bit slowly because
time zone effects inserts some delays between our email exchanges, but on the
other hand, I think that it is a good thing as mime-support will be the first
time I work on a package of standard priority.  Also, it happens that the
previous and next week-ends I am not avaiable for Debian work, which postpones
more extensive tests on my side, but I think that an upload to experimental
would be appropriate now.  The last piece missing is that we are looking for a
mailing list address for the Maintainer field, as the trick to send messages to
the PTS do not work because it would create loops.  Or perhaps we can enhance
the PTS to not transmit messages to itself...

I intend to announce on debian-devel that the adoption has been completed after
we uploaded to experimental (Laszlo, you are of course free to do so yourself
if you are the one who uploads).  As Steve noted later in this thread, the
package is already in collab-maint, although I would like to keep an option
option just in case until we upload, that in case we find a defect in the
conversion we might reset it.


Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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