Bug#671364: Please decide on dma maintenance
On Sun, 23 Jun 2013, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Based on the prior discussion in this bug, it looks like this is just a
> case of an overwhelmed maintainer who hasn't had time to work on Debian.
And who apparently fails to acknowledge it. Peter recently packaged
libwebsockets (as a response to an RFP of mine) and I sponsored him. He
did a lot of work in a burst and then dissapeared for weeks/months without
replying to open questions.
If he knew that he was already doing a bad job with dma, it's sad that he
spent his available time on packaging something new for which we already
had someone else willing to work on it.
In the case of libwebsockets, we had Laszlo Boszormenyi also interested
who acted as backup maintainer in the mean time.
In any case, I believe that someone willing to help maintain dma, should
just do the work and add himself as co-maintainer. We have had no signs
that Peter would be opposed to that.
> whole lot of time for Debian packaging for a while). I know this is a
> hard thing to do, since it always feels like you'll have plenty of time
> next month, but have you considered trying to shed your load a little and
> put packages up for adoption or at least comaintenance?
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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