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Re: Intent to NMU axyl to fix pending po-debconf l10n bugs

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Hi Christian,

> The axyl Debian package, which you are the maintainer of, has
> pending bug report(s) which include translation updates or fixes
> for po-debconf, namely bug number 473004 (and maybe other similar bugs).
> Even if we're still far from the release of the next Debian version,
> letting such bugs sleep in the BTS  is simply lowering
> the chances that your package interaction with its users may be done
> in something else than the English language. It is also not
> encouraging for translators.
> I have the intention, as part of a more general action of the Debian
> i18n Task Force to build and possibly upload a non-maintainer upload
> for axyl in order to fix this as well as all pending translations
> for the debconf templates.
> Of course, an upload made by you would even be better...:-)

Just to let you know that I am just finishing a round of work on Axyl,
and will be uploading a new release this coming weekend (10-11 May).


> Such changes are always harmless, which explains why I safely consider
> building NMU's for such issues even though they're obviously non critical.
> The schedule for the NMU (in case it happens, that is if you agree with it
> or if I don't receive any answer in 14 days) is roughly the following:
>  Thursday, May 08, 2008   : send this notice
>  Thursday, May 22, 2008       : post a NMU announcement to debian-i18n with you
>                  (maintainer) CC'ed
>  Sunday, June 01, 2008       : deadline for receiving translation updates
>  Monday, June 02, 2008       : build the package and upload it to DELAYED/2-day
>                  send the NMU patch to the BTS
>  Wednesday, June 04, 2008       : NMU reaches incoming
> If you intent to upload yourself, please notify me so that I interrupt
> the process on my side. Please also don't upload without a discussion
> with me. Some translators might send a few new translations and I can handle
> a round of translation updates for you. Really, don't upload silently...:-)
> In case I upload an NMU, I will subscribe to the Package Tracking System for
> axyl and follow its life for 60 days after my NMU in order to fix
> any issue potentially introduced by my upload.
> Let me know, as soon as possible, if you have any kind of objection to this
> process.
> If you'd rather do the fix yourself, I will of course leave the package
> alone. Same if you have reasons not to do the update now.

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