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Re: >2000 packages still waiting to enter testing, > 1500 over age

On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 12:54:34PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I suggest we remove packages which haven't entered testing after more
> more then 300 days.

You also get packages from time to time that are technically broken
in unstable, but still widely used.

Case in point: fpm. It is broken, it has a grave bug report.
In addition somebody recently posted a message to the mailing
list saying that they lost all password entries (or so it would

The upstream author was in middle of a major rewrite, but run out of
time. So in CVS currently only the very basic code skeleton exists,
with a few test cases.

I looked at resuming from where he left of from, but I too don't have
heaps of spare time for this sort of stuff... If I did more Gnome
programming, I imagine it might be easy, but for me it is a matter of
constantly looking basic function calls up in the documentation, which
slows me down considerably.

Maybe the fact that nobody has enough time to give it the care it
requires means that it should go from Debian, I have no real opinions on
this myself.

However despite its problems, I have reason to believe that fpm is a
reasonably popular program...
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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