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Bug#591467: On the request of scim-bridge removal

Dear FTP Masters,

After receiving such a private email from the one who showed his
interest on maintaining scim-bridge, aka the maintainer of scim
package in Debian, I am convinced the package should be removed from

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 23:57, Aron Xu <happyaron.xu@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 23:55, Rolf Leggewie
> <debian-bugs@rolf.leggewie.biz> wrote:
>> On 26.02.2012 22:11, Aron Xu wrote:
>>> This is not the kind of update I meant
>> It's funny to see you think you are some kind of final arbiter.
>> Rome wasn't built in a day and while quite a few of the packages I
>> maintain are still not what I would consider pretty or perfect, they are
>> ALL in much better shape than when I took them over.  That's enough for
>> me.  That's the same spirit I apply to scim-bridge.
>> You are entitled to whatever opinion you may have.  But as far as the
>> package is concerned, may I kindly suggest you let the users and my
>> sponsor decide, OK?  Here's some food for thought for you, why is it
>> that if ibus is so great and scim SOOO bad, that scim users still
>> outnumber ibus users 5 to 1?  Last I looked the margin was even growing
>> (which frankly surprised me very much, it's certainly not my goal, not
>> at all).  If you think something is seriously wrong, file an RC bug.
>> My plan is not to do any original development work, I'm a packager, not
>> upstream.
> It's funny to flame, Rolf.
> --
> Regards,
> Aron Xu

This message was following up to my response to #591467, about his
update of that package which is looking for a sponsor. I think his
claim is clear enough to be concluded into following points:

1.Rolf believes flaming is a good idea when someone gives objections
to his work.
*2.Rolf believes SCIM has 5 times of users than it's replacement,
according to some non-disclosed source, at least nobody else knows
where is the report.
3.SCIM and family have dead upstream for quite a few years, and Rolf
doesn't have the plan to do any work on the software itself, though it
is not suitable for GTK3.

Debian is aiming at providing quality software for users, but not
things that remains "alive" because there are someone regularly
arguing it has some users but does not make a real improvements when
upstream help is impossible.

* libscim8c2a from scim has a very high popcon because some packages
depends on it wrongly, for example plasma-widgets-addons from
src:kdeplasma-addons. I'll file bug report for such cases.

Aron Xu

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