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Re: What to do with unresponsive maintainers?

* Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>:

> ckermit is indeed orphaned (see #143649).  Ian Beckwith
> <ianb@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> said in December that he'd adopt the package
> but hasn't done so (yet?).

Ah, OK.
> As to timidity and parted1.6: timidity has been adopted from an
> inactive maintainer a few months ago and while the current maintainer
> certainly works on the package he is fairly busy.  So help is
> certainly welcome there.  parted1.6 has a fairly busy maintainer, too,
> but a second person got involved recently.  Similarly, it would help
> here if you would go through the bug listing, reproduce bugs, attach
> patches.

As for those bugs, I'd say the new maintainer should ask all bug
reporters to check if the bugs still are present in the recent
version, and otherwise close the bugs.

I've seen that happen before.


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