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Re: orphaned packages in DWN?

begin  Adam Olsen quotation:

> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 09:18:55AM -0800, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
>> 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.

How about listing packages that are orphaned on DWN once, when it
happens, with a pointer to the full list of orphaned packages?
Something like:

  Three packages were orphaned this week: blah, blorp and foop,
  bringing the total to xxx.  Please see
  http://debian.org/wherever/the/list/lives for the full list.

seems suitable for a user-oriented newsletter.

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