How long can a package be in NMUs before it deserves an additional/different real maintainer?
I'd like to know the answer to this question -- or rather what various
DD's think of this in general.
For instance, if a package has been in NMU versions since 2001, with 6
NMUs... is that too long? How about if it's been in NMU versions since
1999, but has had only 4 NMUs? What if it's been in NMU versions since
the beginning of recorded history (on packages.qa.debian.org) but has
had only one NMU?
Does it make a difference how many RC bugs it has? How many important
or normal bugs it has? What Standards-Version it's declaring? How many
patched bugs it has? How many really old bugs it has?
Assume that the maintainer is still doing good Debian work, just not on
this particular package. And assume that the package has at least one
real, non-wishlist, reproducible, non-moreinfo, non-help, non-wontfix bug.
(Please don't try to figure out which packages I'm thinking of. Some of
them are hypothetical.)