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Re: fluxbox

Le Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 12:34:14PM +0300, Dmitry E. Oboukhov a écrit :

> maintainer is lazy

> It is impossible to make a commit while maintainer hasn't denied his responsibility

Dear Dmitry,

A lazy maintainer would say everyday that he will to the task tomorrow,
and a responsability-denying maintainer would say that if it works for
him he does not need to fix for others.

But the maintainer of fluxbox seems more MIA (missing in action) than
something else. There are many threads about MIA on this list, as well
as documentation in the developper's reference. Maybe it would be more
productive to convince the QA team to orphan the package, or to convince
the co-maintainer to take the leadership of fluxbox maintainance.

However, it will be difficult to convince somebody to give time to the
fluxbox package if it seems that there is a user who will give him
publically a hard time when his expectations are not fullfiled.

For the localisation in russian, as it seems that you found out how to
correct the problem in the current version, the most likely possibility
to make it into Etch would be to contact the russian localisation team
if it exists, and ask for a non maintiner upload.

If you have time and some programming skills, you can even consider
preparing a NMU patch by yourself: apt-get source fluxbox, modify the
relevant files and the changelog according to the Debian policy, build a
source package and send the debdiff on the Bug Tracking System. I am
sure that there will be localisation-friendly developpers who would help

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Wako, Saitama, Japan

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