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Re: SpatiaLite transition

On 10/14/2013 08:18 PM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> On 10/14/2013 07:42 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:
>>> Not all of the Gaia-SINS software is maintained by Debian GIS, FreeXL is
>>> maintained by David Paleino in collab-maint, and ReadOSM by David in
>>> pkg-osm. Fortunately these new upstream versions are not required by the
>>> packages that are part of Debian GIS.
>> I have a very good relation to David from Debian Med team (where he
>> entered Debian).  As far as I know (from mail and by personal
>> information from some other italian DD who knows him) David is quite
>> stressed and overworked with real life.  Recent mails I sended remained
>> unanswered despite I know him as very responsive in the past.  So we
>> should probably go on without him and IMHO it is perfectly in his
>> interest if we might move his packages to pkg-grass.  We also decided
>> to do this in the last IRC meeting.
> Can we just create forks of the repositories in question?
> I've got updated packaging for FreeXL and ReadOSM in my personal git
> repo, that I cannot push to their origin in collab-maint and pkg-osm.
> But I'm not sure if highjacking the packages like this is proper.

I just got a reply from David giving permission to move FreeXL and
ReadOSM to pkg-grass. He also said that he thinks he'll be able to
devote some time to Debian in the near future. Which is awesome.

I'll work these packaging into the transition too.



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