Introducing RFH (again) (Was: Re: Are the GRUB packages maintained or orphaned?)
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:11:25PM +1000, Jason Thomas wrote:
> Hi, grub hasn't been orphaned. It is maintained by a group colaboration
> on the pkg-grub-devel mailing list. I've had little time to work on grub
> lately and all the update-grub stuff has been left upto me.
Isn't this a typical situation to file a RFH on wnpp? I know, there
is currently not a single RFH filed, but someone must be the first one.
Add X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel to ensure that enough people read it.
If more people did that, it'd be wort the effort to enable all kinds of
QA pages to show nice overviews of packages that are requesting
additional help, most likely in the form of co-maintainers (which is
basically what RFH means most of the time, but not necessarily), just
like is done now for packages that request a full maintainer
Alternatively, or in this case I'd say additionaly, tagging the
appropriate bugs as 'help' might also attract people, and (also
important) make it clear in the bug overview page that the maintainer(s)
won't be able to quickly solve that bug(s) and is looking for additional
 It isn't completely agreed on which TLA to use, but RFH is quite
general and would therefore fit most cases, whether there is really
a request for co-maintainers, or merely some additional help, or bug
triage, or whatever. By going for RFH, there will probably not be
need for yet another wnpp tag soon.
 Three Letter Acronym, http://wikipedia.org/wiki/TLA
 This has apparantly been discussed already numerous times, but as of
yet without success. However nothing is yet stopping you from filing
RFH's, and I've put it on my TODO list to do something about this
(i.e., file wishlist bugs and/or patches against the
packages.qa.d.o, the wnpp overview pages, etc etc), since for
already a long time this has been discussed, no-one objected to
this, rather found it a good idea, but simply the implementation
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)