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Re: O: cobalt-panel-utils -- System utilities for Sun Cobalt's LCD and LEDs

On Sun, Sep 04, 2016 at 12:33:00PM +0200, Tobias Frost wrote:
> Followup-For: Bug #673959
> Control: reassign 673959 ftp.debian.org
> Control: retitle 673959 RM: cobalt-panel-utils -- RoQA, low popcon, dead upstream, unmaintained
> I think this software is EOL and should be removed.
> Popcon is 1 and the Homepage does not exist anymore.

Hi Tobias,

did you ever bother to check what this package you successfully managed 
to get removed from unstable actually does before claiming that it would 
be EOL?

popcon is never a good metric for verifying that there are no users.

Even less for a package like cobalt-panel-utils, that provides hardware 
support for exotic hardware - such a package can never achieve high 
popcon numbers.

Support for the older MIPS based Cobalts was already removed in Debian 8,
and support for the newer x86 based Cobalts might lack kernel parts.
So you might be lucky that cobalt-panel-utils was actually EOL.

But this is something you should really have verified before asking for 

On the Debian MIPS list (Cc'ed) are people who could have given you 
definite answers

> tobi



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