Removal of orphaned packages
paul at all-the-johnsons.co.uk
Fri Apr 14 07:34:49 UTC 2006
> > Would it be worthwhile removing any packages on the orphaned list where
> > there is a successor?
> I think it wouldn't. In my opinion the orphaned packages should be removed
> based on maintainership/packaging criteria, not on potential usability
> criteria. If it doesn't build, has unfixed bugs and isn't required by
> another package, for example, but not because there is something said to
> be better.
With a small number of changes to the spec file, sodipodi compiled fine.
The problem though is that it's at version 0.34 (which is fine, so is
the upstream version - but it's over a year old).
IMO, if a package isn't picked up after (say) 6 months, it should be
dropped. If someone wants to take it back up, they should go through the
new package procedure.
"Wenn eine große Vision zu groß ist, kann sie dich töten - du überschreitest
deine Grenzen in der sicheren Überzeugung, den vor dir liegenden Weg zu
kennen." - Linus Torvals
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