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Re: removal instead of orphaning?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 19:01:52 +0200, Guus Sliepen wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 04:12:46PM +0200, Paul Gevers wrote:
> > Today I was, once again, surprised to see how many (low popcon) orphaned
> > packages we have. I believe that orphanage is a burden to our community
> > in the sense that not all packages are picked up by a new maintainer and
> > these packages need some QA once in a while and often don't get enough
> > of that (at least most packages that I touched).
> Who is this a burden for? As long as there are no RC bugs filed for the
> orphaned packages, I don't see any a direct reason to remove them.
> If no-one used the package, then sure, the package is really useless.
> But if at least some people are using it, it has value.
off the top of my head:
- it's wasting time of anyone doing QA work
- it's wasting time of any user who looks for a piece of software to do
  $stuff and gets to eliminate all the noise from unmaintained
  probably-broken cruft


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