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Re: Package removal or adoption

Barry deFreese wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am copying the games teams since I am a "member" and am currently
> focusing on orphaned or unmaintained games. In case anyone there wants
> to weigh in as well.
> I am looking a several of the games type packages that are orphaned or
> unmaintained and I am trying to understand Debian's "policy" with
> regards to removal.  Here are two examples:  nettoe and xbattle.
> What is the criteria for keeping these packages?  I guess that according
> to BTS they are "bug-free" but in the case of say xbattle, they are
> un-developed upstream, don't seem to have much of a following (according
> to popcon).  Is it preferred that they stay in the archives?  If so,
> should I pick them up for the games team or just leave them out there as
> orphaned?

If you're not sure, then it means you better state in the bug reports
why they should be removed or reassign the bugs to ftp.debian.org right
away. Everyone likes to play games, though I think the Games Team should
know best what games to definitely keep :-)



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