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Re: RFS: lesstif2 AND Questions about collab-maint

Le Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 06:16:08PM +0100, Paul Gevers a écrit :
> Point taken. I will do what I want to do with lesstif next weekend/weeks
> and if nobody steps up to sponsor I will leave it on mentors and on
> Alioth and just provide a package at Launchpad [1] for a while.

Dear Paul,

do not hesitate to ping the maintainers of packages that depend on lesstif for
this task. I am one of them, but I lack the competence for reviewing changes made
to a graphical toolkit library. But sometimes the changes are trivial or do not
go outsite the /debian directory. In that case, I can sponsor.

About removals, the most difficult is to keep momentum, because it often
implies a check for activity of the maintainer, and in the case of no answer,
it is usually preferred to wait a couple of weeks, and after that moment we end
up busy doing something else :)

If you help Debian to let lesstif dissapear smoothly, this would be a great
contribution.  You can look at the result of the command apt-cache rdepends
lesstif2. Maybe there are obsolete packages that can already be removed ?
For the others, you can as the upstream authors if they have plans to switch
to another toolkit. In the case of the packages I maintain, I have seen this
two times already, for seaview and clustalw.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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