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Re: Bug#573745: No response from official maintainer



Hello Russ,
given another week has passed without a public comment on this matter
by Matthias, could you please decide how long Andriy should wait for a
reply? (JFTR, Matthias is not busy doing other things other than
Debian, look at bugs and uploads and mails and irc chats.)

It would be nice in particular with regards to Andriy, which I believe
he's anxious to know what to do with his work: he also asked for a
review[1] of the package, but I doubt anyone would invest time in
reviewing it since it could be just wasted in case of a negative
outcome.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-python/2010/09/msg00012.html

Thanks & Regards,
Sandro

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 21:57, Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> writes:
>
>> Sadly, this absence of reply is not something surprising me (and others
>> I think, as also Paul discovered[0]). This lack of communication,
>> interest and the overcommitting of Matthias is what has made us call to
>> the Technical Committee about Python maintainership.  Given this is a
>> perfect example of what we wanted to show, I add the TC bug in CC, to
>> also show that situation is still going on.
>
>> [0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/09/msg00018.html
>
> A maintainer not responding quickly to a request to take over a package
> they've uploaded themselves as recently as this February, to upload a new
> major version of a package without any RC bugs, during a release freeze
> (!), is not a particularly compelling example of malfeasance.
>
>> Given Romain's reply is 10 days old, given Paul already pinged doko on
>> IRC, given you contacted several times Matthias (and since several
>> months)
>
> The first contact about 0.8 recorded in the BTS is August 1st, which is
> not several months (although is before the official beginning of the
> freeze).
>
>> and none of these generated any reply, I think you can go on and take
>> over the package.
>
> I don't agree.  The new version is not eligible for squeeze regardless,
> and it seems to me like there's some time to ask Matthias what his
> intentions are concerning the package, whether he is interested in
> transferring it to a new maintainer, etc.
>
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