[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Taking over maintainance of yaboot ?

Excerpts from Benjamin Cama's message of Don Sep 16 14:01:52 +0200 2010:
> Hi,
> I am trying to exactly understand the bugs that currently affect the
> Debian PPC port and particularly yaboot. There are many bugs around it,
> but even before trying to fix them, we should check if it's even
> possible to get them applied ! And as we saw (a lot due to Rick Thomas
> work) yaboot is currently unmaintained and as been so for a very long
> time (see http://packages.qa.debian.org/y/yaboot.html ). I am Cc'ing
> Aurélien Gérôme just in case, but without much hope, and Sven Luther has
> left for a long time.
> The problem is : who could take yaboot over ? There are no DD that I
> know of in the debian-ppc community and yaboot is quite arch-specific.
> Furthermore, I am not very familiar with how such a take-over could take
> place : I've had a look at
> http://www.debian.org/doc/developers-reference/beyond-pkging.html#mia-qa
> and I am planning to write to mia@qa.debian.org, but help on gathering
> information is welcome. I am also wondering if a NMU could be possible.
> Then, updating yaboot to the latest known active development branch
> (http://yaboot.ozlabs.org/ ) would help a lot our port to stay alive, as
> many have noted that Debian on PPC looks a bit dead from "outside".
> Another problem is that a lot of information is lost because this
> mailing-list is one of the "last" place to get information about Linux
> on PPC for desktop users but digging in the archives is no always easy.
> I think we should try to gather information on the wiki :
> http://wiki.debian.org/PowerPC
> If anyone want to help have a correct PPC port for Squeeze, please
> join !

I'm willing to sponsor packages. But the maintenance work has to be
done by others. I currently don't have time to invest larger chunks of
time into Debian PPC. Please contact me by private mail if you have
PPC specific packages ready and are looking for a sponsor.

I'm also willing to sponsor NMUs for any bugs that warrant an NMU. 

So, no it's up to the non DDs careing about powerpc to do the work
instead of just complaining that nobody cares ;-)

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett ~

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

Reply to: