Re: packages missing from sarge
On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 11:07:36AM +0200, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Wed, 11 May 2005 12:30:21 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > Completely MIA maintainers are one part of the problem.
> > But then there's the class of maintainers who manage to upload a new
> > upstream version and perhaps fix some RC bugs every few months but are
> > not able to properly handle all bugs in their packages.
> In part this is a consequence of scarce manpower. In part it is a
> consequence of the institution of package ownership and other
> organisational flaws. If you agree with this diagnosis then I am curious
> to know which of the following you plan to do.
> 1. continue to participate in the Debian project despite its
> dysfunctional organisation;
> 2. push for changes to the organisation;
> 3. participate in another project instead.
> (There are other possibilities, of course.)
Some years ago the only choice for me was 1) since 2) was not possible
for an average Debian maintainer.
I was glad to hear if this had changed since I left.
> Thomas Hood
"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed