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Re: An alarming trend (no it's not flaimbait.)

no it isnt flame bait but it is newbie bait!

there is an good discussion on this very topic at the following url

take care. i am not a maintaner yet! someday hopefully


crdic@yahoo.com wrote:

Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:

If a package has gotten very stale, and nobody has taken up
maintainence, isn't that a pretty good indication that nobody is
using it anyhow?

Is it? Is the average Debian user both able and willing to be a
maintainer, and sufficiently aware of ongoing developments that he would
both know that the package is out of date, and how to go about doing
something about it (in terms of the process for taking over an abandoned


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