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Re: long list of give away or orphaned packages

On Tue, 27 May 1997, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:

> the list of debian packges needing a new maintainer is growing all the
> time. so - what about removeing some packages, if they are no longer
> maintained, or (better) moving them into section contrib (or a new
> section "orphaned" ?). 

This is exactly what we planned to do. _(;
The work on this should begin as soon as 1.3 is released. (one problem at 
a time ;)

> it will be better for debian to have less packages but good maintained
> ones, than to have many packages not being good maintained. debian has a
> good name - orphaned packages can destroy it. but people have put a lot
> of work in some packages, so we shouldn't delete them. a section
> orphaned or so would be one way, to still provide them (maybe as a
> staring point for new packages), but not drop them entirely.
> what do you think ?

The new section should appear in the archive under the directory 
"project/orpahned". It will store the binary/sources of orphaned 
packages, but also the bug reports of the dropped packages.


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