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Re: Maintainers needed for freeciv, dcd and lletters



Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> [ Follow up on debian-qa ]
> 
> Hi dear developers,
> 
> Lalo Martins decided to leave the project and as such, his packages
> must be adopted by valuable maintainers (who can afford the time to 
> fix the backlog of bugs).
> 
> 3 sources packages are concerned :
> - dcd (a command line CD player)
> - lletters (GTK letters-learning game for small children)
> - freeciv

I'm not familiar with dcd or lletters.  Freeciv I am familiar with, and
you're correct, it does need some work.  I've witnessed some very odd and
unacceptable behaviour.  I'd be willing to take it over and work on the
bugs.  However, my Maintainer status is still pending. (Though hopefully
not for long..)  If Tony is willing to sponsor me on this, I'll take it.

BTW, aren't the freeciv-gtk and freeciv-xaw3d packages maintained by Lalo
also?  Seems that since they depend on shared files from the freeciv
package, the same person needs to take all 3..

> The 2 first mentionned packages have few bugs and may be easy to take
> over. The last one will need some work, there are many bugs which need to
> be checked if they are still present in the latest upstream version that
> you'll have to package. :) And also, you'll have to update all the
> packages to follow the latest policy.
> 
> If nobody takes over those packages, someone from debian-qa will upload
> the package with "Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>" in the
> maintainer field. BTW, if anyone is interested in joining the QA group in
> order to fulfill this kind of task (maintaining orphaned packages), 
> they are welcomed...
> 

Debian-QA sounds like a good place for a new maintainer to be.  Where do I
sign up?

Regards,
Steve

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