Re: Development standards for unstable
Jeroen van Wolffelaar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> That said, I do believe that if a package is unpopular enough that
> nobody picks up maintaining it, even while it's orphaned, what the
> prospects of the package are, and how much use it has to prolong its
> life extraordinary. If you're sufficiently committed to a certain
> package, you can just as well adopt it after all.
Hm, well, no. I do particularly care for one orphaned package,
lmodern. But since it currently doesn't have any (real) RC bugs, I have
more important things to do than adopt it on behalf of the
debian-tetex-maint list (or talking Norbert Preining into creating it
from his texlive sources). If any work is really badly needed, someone
of us will for sure step in; but that doesn't mean that we're happy to
have the additional burden. I'd rather have it marked as orphaned, so
that a new maintainer "candidate" can clearly see that it needs care,
than formally adopt it while we can in fact only care for RC bugs.
Therefore I don't think that merely being orphaned is a good criterion
for removal; especially not until we make sure that all unmaintained or
badly maintained packages are in fact orphaned.
 and the important one, which might turn out to be RC
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