Re: plans on orphaning / removing packages not in testing
* Matthew Palmer [Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:12:22 +1000]:
> On Sun, Jun 20, 2004 at 02:28:04PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > I wish more people had an attitude like this. Maybe it would make
> > sense to ask people on d-d-a to review their own new packages and
> > consider whether it makes sense to release them, but I doubt many
> > people would be as honest[*] as you.
> I'd write the e-mail something along these lines:
> Release is coming [blah blah blah]
> We ask that everyone objectively consider whether their own packages are in
> a fit state for release. Reasons for not releasing them include:
then do not many orphaned packages (if not most) fit into one of the
proposed resons and should be removed from testing?
I think many packages could benefite from this in-the-middle approach:
instead of completely removing them from debian or letting them get
released with stable, they just stay in unstable and never migrate.
it would not be keeping them "just for the shake of keeping them"
either. it would be keeping those that may be of some interest for
some users, but which don't qualify as release quality and are not
being maintained at all (except for sporadic QA uploads).
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