[Mageia-dev] Package adoption campaign, 3 months later

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Thu Dec 8 14:15:23 CET 2011

W dniu 08.12.2011 13:13, Samuel Verschelde pisze:
>> Before we start to do that, do you remember about these words:
>> Currently the data about ownership of packages is tracked in
>> http://pkgsubmit.mageia.org/data/maintdb.txt and umaintined packages are
>> listed in http://pkgsubmit.mageia.org/data/unmaintained.txt. This will
>> be better integrated and managed at a later point, and we will have a
>> grace period for unmaintained packages. After the grace period, packages
>> without a maintainer will be reviewed and any packages without a
>> maintainer will be nominated for deletion.
>> source https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Packaging_guidelines
>> I look into many really abandoned packages, without any interest among
>> the packagers, and for some of them it's even quite hard to find any
>> on-line resource.. For example cpuinfo, it's a /proc/* parser for CPU
>> related data. It's 2-3 years old (so what about the new hardware?!),
>> even the author of the software isn't responding to e-mail to just point
>> a working URL for his software.
> This example is not really about the package having no maintainer, but rather
> for it being dead upstream, which often leads to removal of the distribution
> unless a packager becomes the de-facto upstream and has time, willingness and
> knowledge to patch it when needed (works also if it's being maintained in
> other distributions).
> Samuel
But what's up with the time after the grace period?

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