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Re: On doing 3000 no-source-change source-only uploads in January 2021

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 02:16:23PM +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Although the high number of packages makes me wonder, if at least a
> quick MIA check of the maintainers is warranted, or - if those packages
> are needed in bullseye at all.

Maintainership status is a very poor indicator whether users might need
a package.

Some obscure stuff is well maintained, like m68k and Hurd being among 
our architectures with the most active maintainers.

It is very hard and high effort for people who are not already active in 
Debian development to get a change into Debian or take responsibility 
for a package. Debian is not a welcoming place for new contributors.

A normal user won't even notice that an important package is missing
before bullseye is stable.

> Bernd


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