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Re: status of the OpenCPN package?

On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 06:44:55PM +1200, Hamish wrote:
> Andreas wrote:
> > So you are free to commit there (or even move this to Git
> As long as I am the acting lead/co-author and maintainer of the

I understood your "no time" flag as rather non-acting.

> packaging effort I would dearly prefer to keep it in svn,

Fine for me, sorry if I suggested something you did not liked.

> and moreover
> have people coordinate with Anton and myself before applying their own
> patches, thankyouverymuch.

What about "our" (in terms of a team) patches?  I wonder why you come up
with the idea of applying "own" patches.  I have addressed some
issues[1] in the packaging which are not addressed since >1 year as far
as I can see and without testing the package should generate several
lintian warnings.  This is plain Debian packaging stuff and IMHO it
would be rather sensible if people who are admitting to have no time
would give people free hands to work on such open issues.  If something
might happen against your intention (you have proven an impressively
quick response time with your current answer) it is quite simple to

> The most important part of working together in a team is communication and mutual respect, not "the last person to commit wins". </pet peeve>

I understand working in a team that anybody can bring things forward.  I
consider it bad leading if you stop people from working in advance
instead of inspecting their commits and tweak (rewert?) if needed.  Your
lose / win terminology implies a conflict / fight which I fail to see
and my experience has shown that it brings things forward if you
encourage people to do something.

Kind regards


[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=538067#159


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