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Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002



Along with the discussion of old ITP's, maybe we should consider
pruning some old orphaned packages also. 

For example:

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 05:31:45PM -0500, wnpp@debian.org wrote:
>    dome (#93868), orphaned 510 days ago
>      Description: calculates and draws geodesic domes
> 
>    dstooltk (#68311), orphaned 967 days ago
>      Description: dynamical systems investigation (Tk version)
> 
>    dstooltk-doc (#68312), orphaned 967 days ago
>      Description: dynamical systems investigation (Tk version)
> 

we have a number of packages that were orpnahed 2 or 3 years ago. 

I think we should have a process whereby if a package does not get a
maintainer in a certain amount of time, we remove it from the archive,
and list them in the wnpp report as "sehcduled for removal on DATE". 

That way, if anyone actually does use these packages, they will have
some incentive to maintain them. If not, they can be removed. 

michael

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michael cardenas | lead software engineer | lindows.com | hyperpoem.net

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