Re: RFC: Why are so many debian packages outdated?
Adding debian-devel to the recipients. I think the question belongs
On Thu, 2012-07-12 at 21:39 +0000, Bart Martens wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:25:47PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 00:20 +0300, Timo Juhani Lindfors wrote:
> > > Svante Signell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > NMUs should be made/allowed/encouraged? I know all packaging is made by
> > > > volunteers at their spare time, but anyway. Debian is one of the best
> > > > distributions, what about raising the bar a little higher?
> > >
> > > The only way you can really improve the situation is to help with the
> > > packages.
> > I already have (with patches to bug reports), but becoming a Debian
> > maintainer I have not yet applied for. Maybe doing some packaging, and
> > ask for a sponsor will be a good way to get involved more, as a start.
> Yes, doing some packaging via a sponsor is a way to immediately start
> contributing to Debian.
What to do if the maintainer is unresponsive? Ask somebody else to do
the upload, or pinging the maintainer again? Alternatives (what about