Robert Millan <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 05:28:23PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote: >> > I bet that multiarch gets included into Ubuntu about two weeks after >> > we released lenny without multiarch. >> >> That's indeed the way the maintainer seems to work, and he keeps sitting >> on way too many packages, stopping progress in Debian. Thanks for the fish. >> >> Multiarch should indeed go into Lenny, please consider an exception for it. > > Before you bring this to the tech ctte and such, don't you need a > refusal by the maintainer? I mean, AFAIK on this issue the only > response has been silence. And the usual way to deal with silence > is to interpret it as lack of time rather than refusal (and > accordingly send a polite offer to NMU). It is normally polite to ask. However, there are (as I'm sure we are all aware) a number of developers who don't communicate with the rest of the project *at all*, bar the occasional announcement. Trying to discuss or collaborate with these few is nigh on impossible--and I have in some cases been trying for several years, and have yet to get even *one* reply to my mail and patches! It's like chucking them into a black hole! If you do want to wait for permission/refusal, you might find you never get a reply and end up waiting forever. So, why not wait long enough for a reply, say a fortnight, and then go ahead and hijack it after that if you have no response (and tell them in the mail that this is what you will do). Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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