Re: Packaging a new release of released SW, not considered by the DM?
On Thu, 2012-05-31 at 16:20 -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> Svante Signell dijo [Thu, May 31, 2012 at 10:22:21PM +0200]:
> > Hi,
> > A Short question. Is it possible to ITP a new release of some software
> > not being even considered by the DM, for whatever reason. Wishlist bugs
> > are submitted, etc. According to if there is no reply of bug reports,
> > there seems to be no interest at all from the DM to package that piece
> > of SW, not even for experimental. If not possible, why? What does the
> > Debian Policy state?
> It's *usually* not what you want to do. There are several cases where
> different versions of the same program are available in Debian, and I
> am unfamiliar with the case at hand, but it's usually where a specific
> older version of a package is depended upon by large amounts of
> software, and changes in new versions are not compatible. They often
> bring in maintenance hell issues.
> In this case, you should discuss with the DM about the "whatever
> reason" you mention, maybe bring it up here (so it gets wider exposure
> and more informed people get to have a say). You can ultimately ask
> the Technical Committee, but that's a venue of action very seldom
> taken (and I think that even "very seldom" might be an overstatement).
Thank you for your time,
Fortunately, I'm not a hurd porter any longer an whatever you choose to
do it is not longer my business. Thank you for your attention