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Re: git-core maintenance


Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> I found that the package git-core has several outstanding bugs filed
> against it. Many of them are poorly tagged, and their status has not
> been updated in quite some time.

It might be helpful to read this: [1]

> After that, I tried asking
> the maintainer to make a new release incorporating bugfixes.
> Unfortunately, the maintainer's email address listed on the Debian
> bugs page seems to be broken.

FWIW, while he does not always respond immediately, I’ve found Gerrit
to be generally responsive and thoughtful.  Sometimes a new release is
packaged the day it is tagged upstream; rarely does it take more than
a couple of weeks.

> Therefore, I would like to politely urge
> someone with some additional time on their hands to contact the
> maintainer/ adopt the package.

I do not think a new maintainer is warranted, but I do think someone
is needed to help deal with bugs.  Thanks for your efforts in this
regard so far.

Thanks for bringing this up,

[1] http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/a_clean_BTS_is_a_sign_of_a_sick_mind/

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