Re: SASL2 (Bug#368370)
On Wed, 24 May 2006, Wolfgang Lonien wrote:
> wow, pretty bad news in this week's DWN about cyrus-sasl2 being
> orphaned. I checked popcon, and it has some 12.000 installations, so:
Yes, and it is one of the hariest, most horrible packages to maintain I know
> I'd really like to do something about it, but I doubt I could, at least
> not alone. I never took over a package, and hardly know how to apply
> patches correctly.
There is an alioth team to take care of cyrus-sasl2. It is not managing to
do much (because nobody there seems to be in the mood/have the free time to
tangle with it right now). But that team has several DDs, so you get
expedited sponsoring if you join it and do sasl fixes there.
> So my point is: would anyone give me a good intro or even consider
> co-maintainership, so I could learn all that stuff? Seems like for
> people like me, we need some kind of Debian school ;-)
You are welcome to the team, join the mailing list, and send us your alioth
ID to be added to the project.
The team did not adopt the package because it did not manage a single upload
yet, I think :-)
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