Re: Taking care of exising packages
>Le mercredi 19 aoÃ»t 2009 Ã 08:55 -0300, RogÃ©rio Brito a Ã©crit :
>> | 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.
>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, Kernelâ?¦
>we all need help from more maintainers, and you donâ??t necessarily have
>to be an experienced developer to help.
As said at DebConf: we don't need more crap in the archive, we need
more people to help raise the quality of what we have. Working on the
core teams is a great way to do that.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
Is there anybody out there?