ITO: packages up for adoption
netscape4.08 (slink) (parts exist in woody, but not in potato)
plugger (requires non-free(no license even) ns-plugin-sdk. I can give out the
diffs that I made to make a deb)
I have scripts that I use to parse the tar.gzs from netscape, into usuable
dir structures, for building of debs. I can give those to whoever wants
them. Or, you can just roll your own, and come up with a new way of pkging
netscape. I really don't care.
Also, some of these pkgs use DBS, which stands for(for lack of a better name
at the time) Doogie's Build System. It is a set of helper scripts that make
managing multiple patches to source easier. I don't care if you keep using
it, or not, when you take it over. I'll still probably maintain dbs, and
update parts, but I won't push it.
These are not all my pkgs. Most, but not all. I am not withdrawing from the
project, only tightening my focus on packages that have bearing where I
work, or that I have personal interest in. I just don't want to be burdened
with the turmoil that goes on behind the scenes. It just isn't worth it,
(The above was written 3 weeks ago. I have pulled it out of my postponed
mails, added the below(after what happened yesterday and today on
#debian-devel), and sent it).
I am a volunteer. I am not paid to work on debian. I can not be ordered to
do something that I do on my spare time. Forcing me to do something will
just make me inclined to do nothing, and ignore you.
I have other issues in my life, that need attending to(work, home, living in
general) that MUST come before my debian obligations(I specifically do not say
duties). I do not have to enumerate my issues and problems, but forcing me to
do something, when I have no time, will be the quickest way to have me devote
even less time to the 'issue' at hand.
Netscape has a ton of bugs, that require lots of time to go thru, and
sort. Netscape is non-free, and has always been buggy, with known security
holes. Why is this time any different? Just because the 'hole' is known, and
easy to exploit?
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ps: Again, this is not a withdrawal from the project. I just don't wish to
deal with the turmoil that any large developer has to deal with, so I am
making myself a small developer.