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Re: Bug#427697: Is sbackup maintained? If not, what to do?

2008/5/15 Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>:
> Despite the fact that the maintainer of sbackup is actively blogging on
> planet.d.o, I wonder if sbackup is maintained. From a user perspective
> (and I am a user of sbackup, that is why I feel concerned), I think that
> if there is no future for sbackup, it can be discussed wether it is
> better to remove it and save volunteer time to fix other bugs than the
> ones of sbackup.

The upstream situation is not as clear cut - I've been making every
effort to a new and enthusiastic developer (Ouattara Oumar Aziz) take
over the upstream development of SBackup peacefully. I must say that
this process along with a partial rewrite of the software that Aziz
started even earlier might have turned out a bit more complex than he
expected. I on my part did not follow up on the fate of the upstream
development as much as I should have.

If you find this package important for you or your users and have some
time to provide a NMU, I would welcome that with open hands. Meanwhile
I am discussing the future of the SBackup software with Aziz and it
should see a revitalization that is rather common among free software
towards the summer.

Note: there have been a couple private emails on the same subject that
I have not answered yet, because the situation is not 100% certain,
but all patches, bug reports and translations will be acted upon
eventually. Help is welcome however.
Best regards,
 Aigars Mahinovs mailto:aigarius@debian.org
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