Bug#208662: acknowledged by developer (removed)
On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 08:31:22PM +1000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2003-10-14 10:43]:
> > by whom? the developer or the package maintainer?
> Package maintainer. He gave the package away about 185 days ago and
> nobody has picked it up.
because i started working with it.
what does package maintenance involve?
obtaining the source, checking the debian-patch against the original,
running dpkg-buildpackage, getting someone to double-check it / sign
it, upload it?
if it's pretty simple i'll do it.
> Martin Michlmayr
expecting email to be received and understood is a bit like
picking up the telephone and immediately dialing without
checking for a dial-tone; speaking immediately without listening
for either an answer or ring-tone; hanging up immediately and
then expecting someone to call you (and to be able to call you).
every day, people send out email expecting it to be received
without being tampered with, read by other people, delayed or
simply - without prejudice but lots of incompetence - destroyed.
please therefore treat email more like you would a CB radio
to communicate across the world (via relaying stations):
ask and expect people to confirm receipt; send nothing that
you don't mind everyone in the world knowing about...