On Friday 16 October 2009 10:52:26 Michael Tokarev wrote: > There's a kvm package in debian, which is basically a > modified qemu (system emulator) that supports virtualization > extensions of modern CPUs. > > I maintain kvm package for my needs for a long time, in my > local repository. I'm supporting users in kvm-dedicated > IRC channel as well. > > And it's a real PITA to know that I have to refer to external > repository (on my site) all debian users, because all their > problems are resolved by upgrading to a new version which is > not available in Debian. > > I wrote to debian kvm package maintainer several times, I > submitted a bugreport against kvm long time ago, but never > heard back. > > So now I'm requesting a sponsor to upload my packages into > debian. If you are wanting to do a sponsored NMU (which is kind of odd), be sure you are very familiar with the NMU procedure <http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/pkgs.html#nmu> and the sponsorship process <http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers- reference/new-maintainer.html>. > The packages can be found here: > > http://www.corpit.ru/debian/tls/kvm/ I did not review your package. IANADD anyway. > While at it, I applied to be a Debian Developer, to be able > to maintain this and several other packages myself without > a need for a sponsor. To be a Debian Developer, you need to be *very* familiar with a few documents: * Debian Reference * Debian Developer's Reference * Debian Policy Manual * Debian Menu System They are long and dense. You might want to start with some lighter introductions, but you cannot stop there: * Debian New Maintainers' Guide * Introduction to i18n Finally, there may be specific policy documents that apply to the package(s) you are most interested in. For example, maintainers of java-related packages should be familiar with the "Debian GNU/Linux and Java FAQ". All of these documents are available from <http://www.debian.org/doc/>. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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