[xml/sgml] Bug#474126: linuxdoc-tools: ITO: intent to orphan
daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Thu Apr 10 15:15:07 UTC 2008
Am Freitag, den 04.04.2008, 13:13 +0200 schrieb Agustin Martin:
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 04:21:53PM +0200, peter_e at gmx.net wrote:
> > Package: linuxdoc-tools
> > Version: 0.9.21-0.11
> > Severity: important
> > User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
> > Usertags: intent-to-orphan
> I made some of the recent NMU and would like to keep taking care of this
> package, preferrably along with other people if current maintainer resigns.
> linuxdoc-tools has a reasonable popcon status and is still used by people
> and at the LDP as a simple alternative for non complex documents, so I
> think it is an useful package and would be a pity to lose it.
> My changes were mostly in the perl filters and that is what I know better,
> but I have little C skills and the package has some C programs, and also
> have no experience at all with the DTD stuff. That is why I am cc'ing the
> Debian xml/sgml mailing list, in case some other people is interested in
> this package and also because sounds resonable to put this package under
> the sgml group control, even if current maintainer wants to continue.
I don't want take over it but I would like to encourage you to improve
your skills and to maintain it from within the debian-xml-sgml group and
its repository :) If necessary I can help with DTD and C questions.
> The bad news are that there is no upstream. The good news are that the
> package is stable, seems to have no major problems, so should not be a
> maintenance problem.
If enough people are using it and someone is able to maintain it, there
should be no reason for a removal.
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