Re: DM Application for Christian Holm Christensen
On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 10:36 +0100, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Christian Holm Christensen wrote:
> > Currently, I maintain the package root-system (and 'daughters'). Kevin
> > McCarty has kindly sponsored this package and advocated a DD
> > application. Unfortunately, the DD application was turned down and a DM
> > application suggested instead. I think Kevin will advocate this DM
> > application.
> You were put on hold as you're maintaining one package at the moment only,
> which was NMUed already,
That's how I understood the rejection, and that's totally reasonable to
me. I guess I wasn't really aware of the Maintainer possibility -
despite having tracked Debian for 14 year now :-)
> so I could not see if you're still active.
At the time of the NMU, I was unfortunately very busy with the Large
Hadron Collider at CERN. I'm still active, but I'm a little hesitant to
bother Kevin to upload new packages all the time - especially at times
when I'm very busy and can't respond all that quickly.
> suggestion to apply for DM was for the case that you want to maintain
> root-system only as it doesn't make much sense for most people to go trough
> the NM process for maintaining one package.
I'd gotten the (wrong) impression that the only way to maintain a
package was to become a developer. The Maintainer alternative seems
like the right thing though.
Just one question: It seems that Maintainers cannot upload to the NEW
queue. However, since some of the sub-packages of root-system contain
version numbers, don't they need to go through the NEW queue? If that's
the case, then I think I'd have to be a developer to maintain
root-system effectively. But maybe I got it wrong?
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