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Re: orphaned packages in DWN?

On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 09:18:55AM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 04:53:54PM +0000, Adam Olsen wrote:
> > How about we post a list of orphaned packages in the weekly news?
> not every week! news is for _new_ stuff, not the same-old from the
> previous week.

If the same packages get posted repeatedly then they need more drastic
measures.  Reposting them just shows that they've yet to get a
maintainer, and still need one.

> perhaps a monthly/biweekly post to #debian-devel, or some other
> (moderated) list set up just for such automated reports.
> keeping the community updated is a nice thing, this is why so very few
> of our lists have closed subscriptions. using DWN as a forum for _this_
> purpose i believe is bad.

Perhaps.  Certainly, DWN isn't just for developers, so it's a bit off
topic there.  However, posting packages that have gone unmaintained
for a long time, and which we're not planning on removing completely,
would get a response if it was actually used by somebody.

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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