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Bug#722451: Adoption

On 27/08/14 06:31, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Knopper wrote:
> Hello,
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:56:48PM +0200, Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez wrote:
>> On 11/08/14 23:50, MENGUAL Jean-Philippe wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Do you plan still to package Compiz? Do you have a problem which
>>> prevents this? Do you need help? Otherwise, can I adopt it so that
>>> someone and I can package it before freeze? Our work to prepare has now
>>> good improvement.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Regards,
>> Hi,
>> This bug is marked as RFP = Request For Package. This means that the
>> reporter is asking for someone to package this software, but no one has
>> still offered to package and maintain it.
>> If you want to package/maintain it yourself, please retitle the bug to
>> ITP = Intend To Package, assign the bug to yourself, and start working
>> on it.
>> Find here help about packaging for Debian:
>> https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMentorsFaq#Packaging
>> And here help about using the BTS (Bug Tracking System):
>> https://wiki.debian.org/HowtoUseBTS
>> https://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control
>> Thanks!
> Actually, I do package the compiz git from launchpad regularly for using
> it in Debian/Knoppix as the main window manager. Please find the source
> & binary packaging here:
> http://debian-knoppix.alioth.debian.org/packages/compiz/
> However, I'm not am official Debian Package Maintainer and thus the
> packages won't show up anywhere else than in Knoppix currently.

You don't need to be a Debian Maintainer (DM) to maintain packages in
Debian. Anyone can maintain packages in Debian.

The only difference is that DM are allowed to upload directly to the
archive, while not-DM people need that some DD (Debian Developer) review
and sponsor the package.

Once you are maintaining one or more packages in Debian you can apply to
become a DM if you want, so you can upload further updates of your
packages directly to the archive.

We have a clear process defined for this. Once you have your package
ready, you can upload it to mentors.debian.net (or to other site if you
prefer) and you ask on the mailing list debian-mentors@lists.debian.org
(subscribe yourself to the list) for someone to review and upload your

Probably you will have to trim the Changelog for the initial upload to
Debian, and include a line on it closing this bug #722451. But first you
should retitle this bug to ITP and assign it to yourself, to show your
intention of packaging Compiz for Debian. So anyone else that could be
interested in doing the work is aware that you are already working on
this. So we avoid duplicating work.

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