Re: alert about ncurses maintainer
Stefan Rieken wrote:
> The problem is, that the update_excuses list (and packages.debian.org
> too) list Joel Klecker as the maintainer of ncurses. As the DWN editor,
> you'll probably recall that Joel (Joey) is - sadly enough - not alive
> anymore; they made Potato a tribute to him when it was released.
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Joel's name is in the maintainer field, but notice that the email
address is email@example.com. I'm told that mail to that address
goes to at least two other debian developers. One of whom made this
-- Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 21 Nov 2000 21:52:34 -0500
I guess the people behind ncurses-maint may want to remove Joel's name
from there at some point. CC'd to them.
> You'll understand now, why I feel that him still being maintainer of
> ncurses and accompanying packages (only the libc5 versions have other
> maintainers) is a little bit of a painful mistake.
The only package in unstable that is listed as being maintained by Joel
aside from the ncurses packages mentioned above are:
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <email@example.com>
Which Adam Heath or Robert Paris will take over (they're fighting it out
as I type).
[ Other random pages on the debian website may list Joel as maintaining
other things; that is because some of them pay attention to stable, not
see shy jo