Re: RFS: mail-notification (updated package)
On Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:03:33 +0100, Sven Hoexter <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 01:15:17AM +0100, Stephen Kitt wrote:
> > Note that I should soon be a DM, so if you do sponsor my package and deem
> > it appropriate, I'd appreciate a DMUA field. (This is my third NMU of this
> > package; I'll gladly adopt it once it's orphaned.)
> Without some more details this looks rather strange. What's up with the
> current maintainer? Is there some agreement that he'll orphan the package?
> Oh and for a NMU at least the RC bug should've the diff attached and a
> message that you plan to NMU etc.
As far as I'm aware LUI Qi is MIA (mia have been notified), but the package
hasn't been QA-orphaned yet. I did contact the maintainer regarding possible
co-maintainership a while ago, after Sandro Tosi suggested it (see the thread
starting at http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2010/05/msg00387.html).
I've added the NMU diff to the bug.
> Beside that do you know what's the state of all those patches upstream?
> The 'mail-notification' project on launchpad has some 4.0 version from 2010
> while the mailnotify page on nongnu.org (from the same author) holds a
> version 5.4 from 2008 which seems to be what's in the Debian package.
There is no upstream any more, the package is kept alive by various people
and the patches float around Ubuntu, Fedora and the Debian BTS. 5.4 is the
last upstream release, version 4.0 as available on launchpad is the same as
the January 2007 release available from nongnu.org.