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Re: Idea for maintaining packages up for adoption


This is kinda off-topic, but

>>>>> In <1121158946.5374.104.camel@pianobar.home.ouaza.com> 
>>>>>	Raphael Hertzog <raphael@ouaza.com> wrote:

> I discussed this with Benjamin Bayart who is a TeX expert and gave
> me some examples concerning some small packages like "dvi2dvi". He's
> not willing to go through NM to become a Debian Maintainer because
> that's too much hassle just for maintaining one or two little
> packages like this one. The bulk work for those packages has been
> done and they're mostly in "maintenance mode"... they don't
> represent too much work.  In the end, we decided to remove several
> packages he's using because we couldn't find a maintainer for them.

> The problem is then : we have knowledgeable people willing to help
> but we don't have a Debian maintainer for them. Benjamin sent
> several patchs in the BTS and they are still there... waiting to be
> applied.

I'm the maintainer of package dvi2dvi, and AFAIK have never got any
bug reports from Benjamin.  And it's not orphaned or RFAed, either.
Aren't you talking about different package?

Masayuki Hatta
Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
mhatta@gnu.org / mhatta@debian.org / mhatta@opensource.jp
mhatta@grad.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp / ee57026@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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