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Re: Looking for co-maintainer for mercurial


On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 15:59 +0100, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> William Pitcock wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 12:30 +0100, Ondrej Certik wrote:
> >> On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> >>>  There are many good DD's around the "Python Applications Packaging
> >>>  Team" and the "Debian Python Modules Team", because generally,
> >>>  this is a Python program, so they may help with many python related issues.
> >> Any news on this? Do you agree with me importing to package to
> >> Python Applications Packaging Team (PAPT) and changing it's maintainer to PAPT?
> >>
> >> Ondrej
> > 
> > I disagree because mercurial is a very specific tool, and needs to be
> > maintained by people who care about mercurial specifically. But if that
> > is what Vincent wants to do, then that's fine.
> I'm already in the perl teams and, even if I did not know about the PAPT, I
> think it is similar. I mean that I think that even if the package is maintained
> within a team, specific work about one package will be done by the few members
> that care about it.
> The PAPT will be add value when python transitions occurs or similar 'global'
> event in the python world.
> This is why I asked to be added in the PAPT. Piotr Ożarowski just added me
> in this alioth project and I plan to upload the current version of mercurial
> in the SVN today or tomorrow.
> If it happens that someone willing to work on mercurial packaging (such as
> William Pitcock) were denied the access to the PAPT on the ground that they
> do not do other python work, I will reconsider my decision and move mercurial
> elsewhere (probably in the collab-maint alioth project). But until evidence of
> that, I consider that PAPT admins are quite reasonable and that hosting mercurial
> in the PAPT alioth project will add a little more value that in the collab-maint
> project.
> And, to answer to a private suggestion, I do not think at all that creating a
> specific alioth project for mercurial is interesting : there already exist
> several uptream ML to discuss development, an upstream BTS, several upstream
> repo, ... So I do not see any benefice to create a new alioth project.

PAPT is indeed fine if that's the way you want to go. I'll bounce over
to IRC and ask that my account is added.


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