Re: Considerations for 'xmms' removal from Debian
Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> I do understand that an orphaned package of this kind (unmaintained
> upstream) puts a lot of burden on Debian QA. However, "xmms" appears
> to have a large user base and perhaps one of them will come forward
> to maintain the package if it is orphaned. If not, the package will
> be dropped eventually.
I should think that the maintainers are best qualified to make the call
whether to orphan or remove a package.
Removing the package from Debian will not affect current users that
much, it reflects that there is no ongoing development and that starting
to use it now isn't a good idea. Also, the audio files can perfectly
well be accessed with other programs, so users are not left without
If the maintainers think that shipping it with lenny is a bad idea, it
should be removed.
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/