On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 10:58:07AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 04:44:28PM +0100, Jakub Nadolny wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am new to the list and would like to ask you what can I do in
> > following subject.
> > There is a package called 'display-dhammapada'. It has not been updated
> > since few years. But there is new version of this software since few
> > years also. I have send long time ago request to the package owner if he
> > could make new version. There was no answer, so I guess he is busy with
> > some other work.
> > I have though that maybe I could help maintaining this package? I have
> > never done it before, but I am debian user since years and I am software
> > engineer working in IT company, so I think I could manage it.
> > What do you think I should do?
> * File a wishlist bug against the package to update to the new version,
> if someone else didn't already do so
> * Read section 7.4 of the Developers' reference, which talks about how
> to handle inactive and/or unreachable maintainers, and do what's being
> suggested there
> * Prepare an updated package and offer it to the maintainer (if you get
> some reaction from him) or to other Debian Developers (if not) with a
> request to sponsor an upload.
Thanks a lot! I will do it this way.