On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 11:28:57AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > Hi, > > 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? > > +1 Hi everyone, Well, the truth is that I am indeed guilty of letting the dma packaging work slide too far. Last night I thought about this, and today I was going to write the following even before I saw Russ's and Raphael's well-deserved responses (yes, I do realize that my words would have come out better if I'd actually written them before these e-mails). It turns out that, indeed, I have not found enough time to devote to the maintainership of this package for quite some time now. I will cede maintainership to whomever desires it - my packaging work is available at a Gitorious repository and, of course, it may be migrated to collab-maint or something similar - unless the new maintainer desires to start from scratch with the packaging of a newer version of dma based on upstream's code. I will only be glad to see this, IMHO important, mail transfer agent gain even broader adoption. I am truly sorry that this issue had to come to the CTTE's attention. I apologize to everyone involved, everyone who bugged me over the past two years, and everyone who came to learn about this issue through this bug. Yes, I know that the CTTE's purpose is not really to be a loud wake-up call, it shouldn't have come to this. Thanks again to everyone for the understanding, and sorry it had to come to this! G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev email@example.com roam@FreeBSD.org firstname.lastname@example.org PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint 2EE7 A7A5 17FC 124C F115 C354 651E EFB0 2527 DF13 If wishes were fishes, the antecedent of this conditional would be true.
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