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Re: 185 Packages that look orphaned

Arnaud Vandyck <avdyk@debian.org> writes:

> Sorry if it's already been replied, I'm not up-to-date...

No, your still on the "Thanks for the quick reply" list. Tomorrow I
might drop the 'quick'.

> Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
> > Hi,
> Hi,
> > I looked through the differences between testing and unstable and
> > picked out everything older than 100 days. Reasons why those packages
> > are not in testing are:
> >
> > - non-free / contrib packages nobody tried to compile
> > - FTBFS or RC bugs
> > - possibly failure of the testing script to detect it
> > - other packages hold you back (get involved in those other packages)
> >
> >
> > Noone has cared enough about these packages to get them compiled,
> > fixed or pushed into sarge so I am assuming the packages don't have a
> > caring maintainer or fan community. Ergo they should be orphaned.
> About every Java packages, they are not going in contrib because most
> depends on j2sdk1.(3|4) so, they are in contrib. THEY ARE NOT BROKEN!
> They just need a non-free JDK to build or to run.

Which means they need manual intervention to get pushed into sarge. It
just needs to be done where appropriate. A bunch of the java related
packages maintainer replied that they are waiting on sablevm or
kaffe. Maybe that will be ready for sarge.

> > If you maintain one of thses packages then tell me (including the
> > names of packages you maintain) during the next week. If you are using
> > one of these packages and could maintain (or NMU some fixes) you
> > should contact the maintainer and me to work things out. If I hear
> > nothing about a package soon I will start with the oldest and do a few
> > packages every day.
> If you can make the one I'll point you, come one, go ahead!


> > argouml
> At the moment, argouml is 0.14. It's the latest stable release of the
> software and stuck in unstable because it needs j2sdk1.(3|4). If you
> wanna write some of the Swing classes to fill the 'classpath' project
> gaps, feel free to do it.

Then it should just be hinted into sarge.

> > ibm-jdk1.1-installer
> Isn't it marked REMOVE? I think we already have some discussions about
> it and IBM does not provide this jdk.

Noted, will check back on it.

> > jikes-contrib
> should be resolved

Needs to be hinted too, already noted.

> > commons-beanutils jetty libjcommon-java libjfreechart-java
> > libjfreereport-java libpixie-java libstruts1.1-java
> I think for some, it's a j2sdk problem and if not, they depends on java
> packages that are stuck by the non-free jdk.
> > saxon-catalog
> I'll be working on next week, I'm talking with Mark.
> But please. We do read the lists!.. Do not mail everyone! Also,

I know one DD not reading this list. The one living nearest to me is
all I'm gonna say.

> personally, I have a lot of work at the moment, but you can notice that
> I'm moving every packages to my debian email address. Only
> libgnujaxp-java (which I'm also working on upstream) and argouml do use
> my work address.

Thats fine. No hurry. You said you are around and aware of the
packages and thats enough.


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