Re: RFS: nvidia-cg-toolkit (updated package)
On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 11:32 PM, Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Michael Tautschnig <email@example.com> writes:
>> Hi Miguel,
>>> I am looking for a sponsor for the new version 3.0.0015-0.1
>>> of my package "nvidia-cg-toolkit".
>> You seem to be putting lots of energy in this package. Yet your changes
>> go far beyond what an ordinary NMU should be like. As there has been a
>> sequence of NMUs already probably it would be best if you took over the
>> package. Yet you will have to follow proper procedures to do so. Have
>> you gotten in touch with the current official maintainer(s)? Looking at
>> your changelog you seem to have spoken to at least one of them. Please
>> provide some information about this process (here, not in the package)
>> and please perform the proper procedure to take over the package, if you
>> intend to do so in long term. If all you want to do is an NMU, then
>> please make sure you keep the changes to a minimum.
> Also, if you're interested in maintaining packages of this sort in
> general, you may want to consider joining the NVIDIA packaging team by
> subscribing to the pkg-nvidia-devel mailing list on
> lists.alioth.debian.org. We're currently maintaining the CUDA packages as
> well as the NVIDIA graphics drivers and libraries, and while I don't have
> any time to work on NVIDIA packaging myself, I'm happy to do uploads for
> others and some package review. Other people on the team may also be
> willing to help.
> Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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I'm no longer interested in maintaining nvidia-cg-toolkit. You could
ask Federico to see if he still wants to maintain this package.
Also, I believe the license could allow nvidia-cg-toolkit sources and
binaries to be included in non-free, thus there would be no need for
the downloader tool.