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


On 03/03/2013 08:33 PM, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
Would you consider adding one of the active contributors to Subsurface
as a co-maintainer? This is currently a really fast moving project
(3.0.2 will come out tonight or tomorrow, 3.1 is planned for next month)
and it might be easier to have someone who is part of the developer team
helping out with the packaging (this is what we are doing on several of
the other distributions).

If someone from the Subsurface project is actually willing to step up and help, it would be a great idea. I highly encourage co-maintainership, especially since help will be coming from upstream.

I'd also be happy to review and sponsor any uploads.

PS: would it be useful for me to include the Debian packaging files in
the git tree? we have an ancient version under packaging/debian but I'll
be happy to update those if you are interested.

Well, no, I actually would not advise doing that. Debian usually prefers doing the packaging on its own, especially since when there are sometimes (license) issues which make the software not comply with the DFSG (which I am not assuming in this case).

A great place for maintaining the packaging for Debian is github, for example.

In any case, I'd be happy to help with sponsoring.



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