New Maintainer Request: tla

Tomas Mraz tmraz at
Thu Sep 15 08:09:02 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 15:00 -0700, Shahms King wrote:
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> Zoltan Kota wrote:
> | On Tue, 13 Sep 2005, Shahms King wrote:
> |
> |
> |>Due to a variety of reasons I'm going to have to stop maintaining the
> |>tla (GNU Arch) packages. There are a few tla-related bugs still in
> |>bugzilla, almost all of them relate to the fact that tla fails 'make
> |>check' on PPC.  This build failure has held back a number of updates and
> |>is the reason the FE tla packages are still at 1.3.1fix1 rather than the
> |>current upstream 1.3.3 version.  The 1.3.3 packages are in CVS, but,
> |>like I said fail to build.  I was hoping upstream would resolve the
> |>issue, but Tom Lord (the 'tl' in tla) has stopped working on tla and put
> |>his efforts into a redesigned "Arch 2.0".  Most work on tla is focused
> |
> |
> | And are you planning to import/maintain "arch 2.0" when it's out?
> |
> | Zoltan
> I'm not sure. Tom Lord's personality leads me to think that Arch 2.0
> will be about as long lived as the current incarnation and probably
> suffer from similar maintainence problems. I would like to see "revc"
> (as Arch 2.0 is called) in Extras, but I'm not sure that I'll have the
> time to maintain the packages and have personally switched to using
> bazaar anyway.
> At the moment, I have no plans on importing revc, but that could change.

Tom Lord officialy completely given up on GNU Arch maintenance (both tla
and revc), so the only actively maintained GNU Arch implementation is
bazaar. But even baz is currently only in bug-fix mode because all new
work goes to bazaar-ng aka bzr.

Tomas Mraz <tmraz at>

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