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Re: Taking care of exising packages

Le mercredi 19 août 2009 à 08:55 -0300, Rogério Brito a écrit : 
> | It is with sadness that I see many NEW packages uploaded to the Debian
> | repository and little thought about some packages that are already in
> | the distribution, but that are bit-rotting.
> | 
> | Please, if an existing package has not been updated for some time, just
> | publicize this fact more conspicuously. Let us engage the existing (and
> | prospective) maintainers in taking care of aging, but still useful
> | packages.

R’amen to all of that.

It is never pointed out enough that the core packaging teams are
seriously understaffed. Please, before uploading your pet package to the
archive, consider joining one of the packaging teams looking for more
maintainers: eglibc, Mozilla, KDE, GNOME, Xfce, Utopia, Apache, Kernel…
we all need help from more maintainers, and you don’t necessarily have
to be an experienced developer to help.

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
: :' :
`. `'   “I recommend you to learn English in hope that you in
  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling

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