Re: Bug#701536: RM: subsurface -- RoQA; unmaintained package, maintainer MIA
- To: John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Cc: Ansgar Burchardt <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sylvestre Ledru <email@example.com>, Robert Wolfe <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Dirk Hohndel <email@example.com>, Dmitrijs Ledkovs <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Khalid El Fathi <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Bug#701536: RM: subsurface -- RoQA; unmaintained package, maintainer MIA
- From: Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 18:36:51 +0100 (CET)
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- Reply-to: Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- In-reply-to: <20130303120604.GA18525@physik.fu-berlin.de>
- References: <20130303120604.GA18525@physik.fu-berlin.de>
On Sun, 3 Mar 2013, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> > The maintainer seems MIA since June 2012, not responding to bug
> > reports nor direct mails.
> > The two most recent upstream releases not packaged.
> Why would this be a reason to *remove* a package? Especially after
> such a short time. The package hasn't even been orphaened.
Well, "short time" is relative to how slow/fast things move. In this
case, upstream is _not_ moving slow, I would say :)
> I have seen packages in Debian which haven't received updates from the
> maintainer after much longer periods.
True, but let's not focus too much on that, please. This is a little bit
different. Dirk, Linus and many more working with upstream are pushing
things forward at higer pace than average.
> This doesn't necessarrialy mean the maintainer is MIA.
True. But nothing happened for many moons :)
> Debian is run by volunteers and sometimes, people are busy with more
> important things in life.
Aren't we all? Volunteers and trying to also cope with the "important
things in life"? The good thing with such a large community is that
there's a lot of backup.
> This doesn't mean that anyone has the right to immediately remove their
> packages from Debian.
True. But that doesn't mean either everyone is happy seeing things
> I suppose Khalid will be happy to continue to work on the package
> again once he finds the time.
I certainly hope so. But, unfortunatelly, there was no sign of life from
Khalid for a, relatively, long time. No RFHs either, AFAICT.
> I don't see any need (and I think it's impolite) to pressure him in such
> a way.
I appologise, in that case. But that was not my intent. My intent is to
find a debian maintainer/developer that has the time to work on these 2