❦ 27 août 2016 12:23 CEST, Andrew Shadura <email@example.com> : >> 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). > > Sorry, no. > > Packages have not only maintainers, but users. And users mainly have > no skills to maintain packages. And when packages are removed, users > become unhappy. > > A bunch of packages I use have been removed instead of orphaning them. > I'm a DD myself, but I don't have enough time (and sometimes skills) > to maintain them. > > I am indeed very unhappy. I share your concerns. Sometimes, a package is still worthwhile even without a maintainer. If there is an RC bug, a concerned DD can do an NMU fixing the bug while still not wanting to become a maintainer because they don't have time. -- I fell asleep reading a dull book, and I dreamt that I was reading on, so I woke up from sheer boredom.
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