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Re: [SUMMARY/PROPOSAL] Orphaning another maintainer's packages - delay for maintainer to react

On 10/27/2012 04:47 AM, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
For example if package is not maintained for years we can certainly wait for a
month or two before orphaning even though there may be no need to wait that
This unfortunately cannot be set as a rule. Sometimes, a package that was
left unmaintained for a long time becomes a piece of something else,
maybe because it's a dependency of a new package, and needs to be
taken care of, and that's exactly when you will want to have a quick
adoption of the package, in order to not waste some maintainer / DD
time and/or delaying the achievement/upload of a project/package.

On 10/27/2012 04:47 AM, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
Michael Gilbert's proposal to start salvaging with NMUs makes more sense as it
allows to proceed gently and demonstrate motivation and willingness to work on
the package. From non-DD prospective couple of successful NMUs will confirm
salvaging intent and capacity better than random ACKs.
I also think it would be a good thing if there was some kind of work
showing the intent of the adopter, on top of the ACK. This could be
in the form of a patch sent to the BTS, or some NMU. But I don't
think this should be a hard requirement. I agree with others saying
that we should trust that DDs will do the right thing.



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