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Re: Debian Maintainers GR Proposal

Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>> You say you knew several, so maybe you can give some details as to their 
>> reasons for this.
> Yes, I already explained this I guess in some former thread.
> I know Benjamin Bayart, who's a TeX expert and who uses some TeX packages
> and tools that got removed from the archive due to lack of maintainer. He
> doesn't want to to be DD for all the reasons already explained but he
> cares about those packages and has the skills required to maintain them.

I don't know which packages you are talking about, but I must say that I
am not aware of anyone posting patches to RC bugs of TeX-related
packages, except the usual suspects.  I'm surprised to hear that there
is someone who is interested in them.

Moreover, if those TeX tools are free, the best approach would be to
integrate them (upstream) into TeXlive, and they'd end up in Debian by
the next release with minimal required Debian maintainer work.

Regards, Frank 
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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