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Re: freecell-solver in Debian needs updating to version 4.2.0 and its homepage link updated

Hi Markus!

Thanks for all the info.

On Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:57:53 +0200
Markus Koschany <apo@debian.org> wrote:

> Am 25.04.2016 um 17:31 schrieb Shlomi Fish:
> [...]
> >> freecell-solver is not maintained by the Games Team but by Gergely
> >> Risko.   
> > 
> > Can a different packager or apprentice upload updates instead of him?  
> Debian developers can upload any packages but you would need to find a
> sponsor first. In this specific case that would be an NMU
> (Non-Maintainer upload).
> You should follow the guidelines which are outlined in this document.
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#nmu
> Just make it clear that you intent to NMU the package by sending another
> e-mail to one of the bug reports. Then prepare the update and ask for
> sponsorship on debian-mentors. See
> http://mentors.debian.net/intro-maintainers
> for further information.


> >> You have done the right thing already by filing bug reports, now
> >> you should give the maintainer a bit more time to respond. If he doesn't
> >> reply in the next months,   
> > 
> > The original bug was filed over 4 months ago and a newer release of Freecell
> > Solver, than the one available in Debian, was available since 27 September
> > 2015 (about 7 months ago)
> > - see http://fc-solve.shlomifish.org/docs/distro/NEWS.html . How long
> > should I still wait? Does anyone know when is the last time that Gergely
> > Risko was active? How do I tell that based on
> > https://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=risko@debian.org ?  
> It is often hard to tell whether someone is still active or already MIA.
> His QA page indicates that he was last active in 2014. He has been
> maintaining freecel-solver from 2001-2014, so I would give a little
> credit to him though.

I give him a lot of credit, naturally, but I still wish the package to be

> >> you could also prepare a non-maintainer upload
> >> yourself and ask on the debian-mentors mailing list for sponsorship.
> >>  
> > 
> > That sounds like a good idea. When does the Debian etiquette require me to
> > wait before I do this?  
> There is no fixed period. Just send your intent to NMU or a reminder to
> the bug report, then wait another week. Prepare the package, ask for
> sponsorship and then I would upload with a delay of 10 days to give him
> more time to respond but most people are rather happy if someone else
> fixes bugs and if he is really MIA, he wouldn't mind either.



> Regards,
> Markus

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