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Re: [DebianGIS] Re: Maintainers/Uploaders policy

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 01:00:08PM +1300, Hamish wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a short note to concur with the 1 year cut off date perhaps being
> too short. Some mature & well used packages are not updated that often
> (e.g. the proj package is generally an annual update, folks might be 
> prematurely removed due to the nature of the package, not their activity
> & interest level.  http://packages.qa.debian.org/p/proj.html)
> For that reason, and for some synchrony with the ~18 month Debian
> release cycle (i.e. catch info for slighlty more than a single release),
> I suggest the cut off be 2 years.

Well, I think a grain of salt is required for slowly changing packages.
That should be evident by the changelog history. Anyway, a slow
upstream development cycle does not correspond necessarily to a 
slow packaging activity and viceversa ;-) 

Francesco P. Lovergine

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