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Re: Unsupported? (Was: Bug#468183: ITP: monkey -- small webserver based on the HTTP/1.1 protocol)

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, William Pitcock wrote:
>  > But if you are worried about the QA and security team, then why not
>  > create an unsupported repo. It could even be a good solution towards
>  > recruiting new DDs.
>  >
>  > Lets call it, say, 'community', 'extras', or 'unsupported'.
>  Please don't!

Why not?

unsupported.d.n could be the right place for packages that are "not
good enough for Debian (yet)". It could be a good place to merge
packages removed from Debian for having no users (or whatever),
uploaded to Ubuntu, Nexenta, Preventa, mentors, revu and any other
Debian-based distros that have public archives. A while ago on -devel
there was a post about automatic creation of rough packages using
automatic software discovery and AI techniques for the packaging, such
packages could be uploaded to unsupported. Upstreams often make Debian
packages but don't upload them anywhere, unsupported could be a place
for them. I've often wanted to package some cool software (see the
list on my wiki page), but not maintain it forever, so I didn't bother
and just moved on. Instead I could just upload to unsupported.



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