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Re: Bug#701536: RM: subsurface -- RoQA; unmaintained package, maintainer MIA


Sorry to answer only now... I was busy with my work. I think I can update the package soon.


Le 3 mars 2013 à 18:36, Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn <cristian.ionescu-idbohrn@axis.com> a écrit :

> 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
> stalling?
>> 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
> packages.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Cristian

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