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Re: GDM 2.4 in sid

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 11:09:48PM +0100, Christian Marillat wrote:
> > To adopt a package the current maintainer must ask for it to be adopted.
> > Package takeover attempts usually require consensus on debian-devel with the
> > maintatiner MIA. Ryan is however not MIA. He *is* actively maintaining gdm,
> Actively ? The last upload has been done the 4 Apr 2002. The BTS page
> for gdm contains :
> 6  important bugs
> 31 normal bugs
> 2  minor bugs
> 17 whishlist bugs

None of which are RC.  None of which give you a reason to hijack the package.

> The last change in the BTS has been done the 6 Apr 2002 for bug #141184
> abd I don't see any reply to a bug since this date.

Maybe you use a different BTS than I do, but I see activity from at
least October 2002, and January 2003.

> Then, tell me how you call that ?

Why don't we stop worrying about what to call things (which benefits
no one), and worry about RC FTBFS packages in the gnome2 dep chain.
That benefits everyone.  I've had some of those bugs (which are of RC
severity) ignored for 3 months, with uploads of "new upstream
release" happening in the meantime.

Ryan Murray, Debian Developer (rmurray@cyberhqz.com, rmurray@debian.org)
The opinions expressed here are my own.

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