Orphaning Packages/Retiring Packager

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Mon Sep 24 13:41:16 UTC 2007

> Hi everyone, just a quick message to say that I'll no longer be
> maintaining packages for the Fedora Project (hence a lot of Orphan
> messages going out on fedora-extras-commits at present).
> Main reasons include:
> * I'm not a big fan of the post merge Fedora
> * CentOS & RHEL suit my linux views at the moment (at least I'm not
> updating every half hour).
> * I have a contract that legally means I can't contribute (tbh I'm not
> worried about this one, because I spend so much time at work or on the
> bus, that at the end of the day I wouldn't have the time if the contract
> didn't exist)
> So long and thanks for all the fish!
> Nigel Jones
> (Please keep me in CC for any replies)
> As a reference I'm going through manually and orphaning the following
> packages:
>     * calcurse -- Text-based personal organizer
>     * redet -- Regular expression development and execution tool
>     * redet-doc -- Documentation for redet
>     * timidity++ -- A software wavetable MIDI synthesizer
>     * windowlab -- Small and Simple Amiga-like Window Manager
> (Anything else is just EL branches of packages)

Happy trails, and thanks for your work.

I'll take calcurse, if no one else absolutely MUST have it.

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