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Re: Request for voluntary package reviews

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 09:49:41PM +0200, Michael Tautschnig wrote:
> I have recently sponsored your packages downloadstatusbar and visolate.

thanks; i've received the messages, just waited for the package to pass
through NEW for confirmation.

> As many others are still looking for sponsors for their packages, and
> in a follow-up to [1], I would like to ask you to give back to the
> community, if you feel happy about your package having been uploaded
> to Debian archives.

i wasn't aware that mentors is used like this -- it might be useful to
have this stated on mentors.debian.net, the start page text mainly
emphasizes on the different roles of developers as sponsors and
non-developers as sponsees.

as a result, i just subscribed to mentors.

concerning the midish package:

i've had a look at the midish package mentioned in [1]. it seems to be
packaged in a reasonable way.

the only potential issue i've spottet is that Willem van Engen,
co-author of mdep_alsa.c, is mentioned in the file's copyright section,
but not in debian/copyright; also, Samuel Mimram did the earlier
packaging, he might deserve being mentioned in debian/copyright as well,
unless 0.3.0-1 was a complete re-packaging, in which case that should be
stated in the changelog.

(on the minor end of the severity scale, one might suggest to upstream
to keep source code, man pages and examples in appropriate
sub-directories, but that's probably just a matter of style.)

i couldn't test the functionality itself for lack of midi hardware, but
at least that's reflected by appropriate warnings by midish.


[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/10/msg00464.html

To use raw power is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable to greater powers.
  -- Bene Gesserit axiom

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