Re: Standard description file about maintainer groups
Eduard Bloch wrote:
So I suggest to set a kind of soft policy:
every package maintained by a group should keep a file (with a common
filename) in the Debian diff, which tells all neccessary things:
- who are members of that group
- which person from this group is responsible for exactly this package
- homepage, project page (alioth/Sourceforge/Berlios/...)
- where is the repository and how can you get it, not too much, but
enough information for average skilled maintainer to get it running
I suggest debian/README.Debian.Maintainers as the filename.
seems logical. Do we really need the 'README.' part? Does this need to
be installed in /usr/share/doc or will this only be found in the source.
Personally, I see no reason to put it in the deb.
Another choice would be in the source section of the control file.
Maintainer: Bob <email@example.com>
Maintainers: Bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>, George <email@example.com>
Obviously, this is more invasive but if it is truly as widestread then
perhaps the project tools should catch up.
I left the Maintainer in place to allow for some backwards
compatibility. This could be the 'captain' of the project.