Bug#380999: RFH: mc -- midnight commander - a powerful file manager
I request assistance with maintaining the mc package. I'm currently the
only active maintainer for the mc package, and there's around 80 bugs to
fix in the BTS.
Most of the bugs are upstream, so the main tasks would be:
- to check if the bugs in the BTS aren't already fixed
- ask for more information when bugs are not reproductible
- report the upstream bugs to the upstream BTS
There's already a CVS on alioth to ease the collaboration on mc,
http://alioth.debian.org/projects/pkg-mc/, but keep in mind that
the current maintaining policy is to keep the number of Debian patches
to mc as low as possible, to make upstream updates as easy as possible.
So to sum up, joining the Debian mc team will be mainly a BTS job (so
you don't even need to be an official Debian Developer).
The package description is:
GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It
uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It
includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal
viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual
Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on remote systems (e.g. FTP, SSH,
SMB servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-2-k7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)