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Re: [PROPOSAL v2] Orphaning another maintainer's packages

On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 5:51 AM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Michael Gilbert
>> mlocate: http://bugs.debian.org/669368 (new upstream could have been
>> pushed via nmu before the freeze, but it was prepared too late)
>> <many others I'm sure>
> The suggested NMU that does random changes like changing the packaging
> to 3.0 (quilt) and adding an uploader?  Is that even a serious
> suggestion?

Sure, the package as its prepared now, would not be a good candidate,
and especially since it was prepared after the freeze.  However, if
the work had been started far earlier, someone could have helped guide
the work in a direction that would have been suitable.

> The new upstream release did not include any particularly compelling
> changes for wheezy, which is why I did not update to the newer upstream
> version.

It may not have include changes interesting to you, but there was
certainly interest to others in the hurd improvements, and I think we
should really try to be accommodating to hurd porters as much as

Best wishes,

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