Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages
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Le 25/10/2012 15:50, Ian Jackson a écrit :
> I'm also not that keen on the idea that the outcome is to orphan
> the package. The salvager should surely be adding themselves as
> an Uploader.
Is that in addition to or instead of orphaning the package?
If someone notices that a package is in need of greater attention, but
cannot commit to attending it themselves, it's important that the
packages is marked at least as needing help.
I understand the entire point here is to mark packages which are
effectively abandoned as orphaned, so that others can see them in the
wnpp news for instance.
It's certainly better if a new foster maintainer can be found for the
package right away, but it should IMHO not be mandatory. Prospective
maintainers, those that "want to help Debian" but don't know were to
start, will be able to adopt an orphaned package, but not to salvage
one in most cases.
Take it as a three body encounter:
- a package with no effective maintainer;
- a developer who notices the problem;
- a prospective maintainer.
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