Re: packages for removal from woody
On Sat, Jan 22, 2000, Josip Rodin wrote:
> I think we should remove some of the older orphaned packages from the
> unstable archive (woody). No, not from frozen - we kept them this long, we
> can keep them for this release. Richard Braakman (the release manager) told
> me he agrees.
> The point is, they have been orphaned for too long, and it appears nobody
> wants them enough to adopt them... it someone appears to want them now, they
> can pick them up from project/orphaned directory on any Debian FTP mirror.
> Also, the QA people really have better things to do than to keep fixing some
> old and probably forgotten packages, please understand that.
> Here is an excerpt from WNPP's orphaned packages list, I'm including some
> interesting (read: really old) entries:
> * By Hugo Haas (email@example.com):
> (175 Days Orphaned)
> ippl replaces this completely, IIRC.
That's ok by me, except that Johnie Ingram wrote to me long ago saying:
If all else fails give it back to me, I might keep it around for
nostaligic reasons (this was my 1st or 2nd package ever)....
So Johnie, I think that everything else failed. :-)
Hugo Haas (http://www.via.ecp.fr/~hugo/)
It might look like I'm doing nothing, but at the cellular level I'm really