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Bug#436878: ITP: gconf-cleaner -- GConf database cleaner

Julien Valroff wrote:
> owner 436878 ludovico.cavedon@gmail.com>
> thanks
> Le jeudi 19 mars 2009 à 10:59 -0700, Ludovico Cavedon a écrit :
>> Hi Julien,
>> I wanted to packaged gconf-cleaner and find sponsor for upload, but I
>> saw you already started the process. However it has been inactive for
>> more than 1 year.
> I had made an RFS in 2007[0] but couldn't find a sponsor that easily,
> when I also realise that the project wasn't really maintained upstream
> (the author never answered my several email).

Yes, I noticed that upstream has not made new releases recently.
But the tools seems very useful to me (and also worked for me).

> I do not have any problem with you taking over the package.
> I have changed the owner of the ITP.
> My Debian sources are available from my svn repository[1]: 
> 	svn co svn://svn.kirya.net/gconf-cleaner/trunk gconf-cleaner


> However, I doubt gconf-cleaner is ready to be uploaded to Debian. It
> still has some problems with current GNOME packages (like evolution
> which does not install structure for all the keys used etc.). 

I am trying to understand whose "fault" it is :)

> Unmaintained software has little chance to get uploaded to Debian, or
> maybe you have the skills to take the project over (or good
> relationships with the upstream maintainer!)

It is not a big piece of software, so I can maintain it if upstrem is
not responsive.

Thank you,

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