Re: Packaging a new release of released SW, not considered by the DM?
On Friday 01 June 2012 09:16:35 Svante Signell wrote:
> Regarding DMs the non-responsiveness of some of them is frustrating,
> they don't bother to comment on any of the bug reports. Is that the
> way a DM is supposed to work?
I don't think so.
> And with the recent discussions on d-devel
> about hijacking etc it seems that if you are a DM for a package is set
> in stone *forever*.
There's a middle ground between hijacking and letting a package rot: Debian
developers reference provides instructions to deal with "inactive
and/or unreachable maintainers" . I know from experience that
following this process is an exercice is patience, but it's the
best way to deal with maintainers which may be distracted by, well,
real life events.
> I really wonder if Debian is for me at all. There are other free
> software distributions, Ubuntu, Redhat Fedora, Mandriva, etc. I've been
> contributing there before. And there are even really free software
> distributions. So why stick to Debian?
Heh, I could give you an answer, but it would be valid only for me ;-)
All the best
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