Re: [Pre-RFA] Intending to drop twenty-some packages
Thanks very much for the very thorough follow-up!
On 2 May 2005 at 16:23, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
| * Dirk Eddelbuettel <email@example.com> [2005-02-03 21:03]:
| > | Did you keep track which packages have been spoken for and for which
| > | you still need to file RFA or O reports?
| Let's make another round.
| > | * the Octave complex
| > -- is now in the hands on the pkg-octave-devel group with octave2.1 as the
| > first (and only, so far) release. Thanks to Rafael for organising and
| > spear-heading this.
| I see that octave-ci, octave-matcompat and octave2.0 still list you as
| maintainer. Should they be transferred to
| firstname.lastname@example.org too?
Not necessarily. They all are on their way out:
-- most of octave-ci is by now in Octave itself so octave-matcompat will get
removed after the next stable release
-- octave-matcompat is the predecessor to octave-forge; the latter is active
so octave-matcompat will get removed after the next stable release
-- octave2.0 is about to get replaced upstream as the current "upstream unstable"
2.1.* is about converged to "upstream stable" and will replace octave2.0;
Debian already has the new and upcoming "upstream unstable" octave 2.9.*
I will file bug reports against ftp.debian.org for octave-ci and
octave-matcompat once sarge is out. Assuming that that will happen :)
Now, concerning octave2.0 (which will also get an ftp.debian.org bug report),
I have been considering a "final" upload as there are one or baby bugs in it.
Any comment from the pkg-octave-devel crowd? Shall we coordinate that?
| > | * the gsl set:
| > -- is still mine though Bas Zoetekouw indicated that he would like to help. I
| > think I got Chris Steigies to agree to help too.
| Looking at gsl itself, I can see neither of their names. Have they
| done any work and can they maybe do an upload fixing some bugs and
| adding themselves as uploaders?
GSL is low-key these days, so I am coping. I will bug both gentlemen when I
need them ;-)
| > | * the Perl "spreadsheet" complex:
| > -- was picked up en bloc by Gunnar Wolf, and already uploaded. Thanks, Gunnar!
| > | * other Perl packages:
| > | - dbd-odbc
| > | - finance-streamer
| > | - inline-octave [ related to Octave ]
| > | - math-numbercruncher
| > | - statistics-descriptive
| > Still up for grabs. Only dbd-octave had upstream releases lately -- and
| > should find a new home. The others are more esoteric. If it gets too bad I
| > can always orphan them later.
| inline-octave has been adopted by the Octave group, and
| libmath-numbercruncher and libstatistics-descriptive-perl by the Perl
| group. Maybe you can file RFAs for finance-streamer and dbd-odbc?
Yes, esp. DBD-ODBC. The other one is quasi-dead methinks.
| > | * bc (with binary packages bc and dc)
| > -- picked up with an immediate upload by John Hasler. Thanks, John!
| > | * Miscellaneous
| > | - afio (2 open bugs, active upstream, pretty straightforward)
| > Picked up Erik Schanze who already uploaded a new package with several
| > patches that have since been blessed upstream. Thanks, Erik!
| > | - time (dead upstream)
| > -- picked up by Tollef (no new upload yet). Thanks, Tollef!
| OK (uploaded in the meantime).
| > | - tob (fairly dead upstream despite CPR and a new upstream author recently)
| > -- still mine, but not that much work.
| > | - wajig (very active upstream, and well maintained upstream)
| > -- now officially Grahams, and I sponsor him -- Thanks, Graham!. Effectively,
| > that is what have done for the last one or two years anyway. (Graham is not a
| Great. Seems most of the packages have been adopted now.
Yes. My count got down from low-80s to 67 before three new R packages crept
in. 70 is still insane given my workload and other stuff so I have to see
what I'll do about that. A lot of it is R though ...
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he
predicted yesterday didn't happen today. -- Laurence J. Peter