Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages
On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> When fixing non important bugs, or improving the package quality, like
>> switching to format 3 source, arranging the rules file, and so on, I fear
>> it will be very difficult to find a sponsor for these nmus.
> That is because those changes are not allowable in an nmu, and that
> wouldn't change given any proposal so far anyway. Those choices are
> up to the maintainer and uploaders, not an nmuer.
I was a bit unclear here. Fixing non-important bugs and in fact any
issue in a liberal NMU will be ok. Changes to packaging style like
source format changes, rearranging rules, etc. will not as is
currently the case (see current NMU rules).