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Re: Debian KDE maintainer burnout??? (was: Warning)

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On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 15:36, Daniel Stone wrote:
> > I for one, and I'm sure there would be many others in the Debian
> > community, would be happy for either or both of you to become the
> > official Debian maintainers for KDE.  Goodness knows you have been doing
> > that job in a defacto capacity for a number of months...
> This is an insult to Chris and everyone else working on KDE. I have put
> in a (rather minor) effort testing and doing the release work for some
> releases, but Chris Cheney has also put in a *lot* of work in his
> official capacit as maintainer. He currently has packages available -
> those are the ones that will be going into sid. "orth" also does
> packages, basically from CVS HEAD. It's also an insult to Daniel
> Schepler, Ben Burton and Norman Jordan, the maintainers of kdegames,
> kdetoys, kdeedu, koffice, quanta and kdevelop.


My post isn't supposed to be an insult to anyone, rather a wake up call that 
we Debian & KDE have an alful lot of work going on in the front lines 
(debian-kde) and the back end (CVS HEAD, third party applications), but there 
is also an alwful lot of duplication going on which we can ill afford in 

My point is that Ralf and Karolina appear to be building KDE debs on an almost 
daily basis and appear to be getting a little weary of the process. They need 
to be told they are apreciated.  I too appreciate the work of yourself, Chris 
Cheney, Daniel Schepler, Ben Burton and Norman Jordan. I also appreciate the 
work of everyone else in the chain who has managed to get KDE/ Debian to 
where it is today, that list is mighty long and  impressive. That said I 
think there is a lot more which Debian can do to assist the process to make 
the work more rewarding for all the developers and indeed the Debian users 
who actually want to see KDE3 in the main distribution.

Above all that what I really don't want to see is Ralf and Karolina, or anyone 
else for that matter, getting burntout because they were shouldering a large 
portion of a burden which Debian can assist with. We have seen it before in 
Debian and KDE, I'm sure we will see it again.  But now is the time to take 
stock, resynchronise our actions and ensure the best result for everyone 


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