[Mageia-dev] taking care of some packages not maintained in Mandriva

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Fri Jan 14 04:45:35 CET 2011

On 01/13/2011 02:17 PM, genomega wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Colin Guthrie<mageia at colin.guthr.ie>
>> Sent: Jan 13, 2011 1:07 PM
>> To: Mageia development mailing-list<mageia-dev at mageia.org>
>> Subject: Re: [Mageia-dev] taking care of some packages not maintained in	Mandriva
>> 'Twas brillig, and philippe makowski at 13/01/11 18:07 did gyre and gimble:
>>> Hello,
>>> looking at http://maint.mandriva.com/listpkgs.php?owner=1
>>> I saw  duplicity and python-reportlab
>>> since I don't see them yet on the svn, I'm ok too taking care of them
>>> I will certainly also add rubygems-fb for http://rubygems.org/gems/fb
>>> no objection ?
>> I think it should be first come, first served for "no maintainer" pkgs.
>> If a "better" maintainer steps up in the future and everyone agrees,
>> then maintainership can be ceded later.
>> Col
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> I took a look at a few of the unmaintained packages and being a novice packager, they were way beyond my skill set at this time. Eclipse being one of them, it contains multiple rpm,s many zip files and many patches.
Being an Eclipse user, I'd love to try updating the Eclipse packages. 
Alas, that's one very complex build. Perhaps porting the spec from 
Fedora or another RPM-based distribution using a more modern Eclipse 
would be easier than trying to update what is already there.

Once my mentoring starts, I'd certainly be up for trying my hand at 
that, along with some of the other simpler unmaintained packages that I 
would personally use.

  - Michael

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