my orphanage list
little_miry at yahoo.es
Sat Mar 18 16:04:33 UTC 2006
Thanks for your report on the packages. I'm not at home this weekend, so I
won't be able to download and look at those packages until tuesday, but I
think we should take care of those we consider are worth it :) and probably,
as you suggest, drop those which are being maintained for inercy.
Do the rest of the group have similar ideas?
--- Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo <fenio at debian.org> escribió:
> Hello everyone.
> First of all sorry for starting new thread, but I wasn't subscribed before,
> so it's quite hard to answer mails without previous messages.
> I announced today intend to orphane my packages related to games in Debian.
> Lurking through archive I saw you're interested in adopting at least some
> of them. Let me describe their current situation:
> asc/asc-music - alive upstream, upstream is usually very helpful and quite
> robust in fixing issues, that's for sure candidate to stay in Debian
> csmash/csmash-demosong - last upstream release in 2003 although there are
> quite regular commits in CVS, so I wouldn't consider it dead. And in fact
> it's really nice game, my second candidate to stay, upstream answers mails,
> so maybe it would be worth to contact him and 'force' to release new
> libparagui1.0 - 1.0.x branch is dead, all things that depend on it should be
> imediately switched to 1.1.x branch which is alive. Upstream is helpful if
> you take into account that he forgot about 1.0.x branch and doesn't want to
> fix issues in it.
> libphysfs-1.0.0 - very useful library used not only by my packages, so it's
> also candidate to take over by Debian Games Team. There is 1.0.1 release
> but I didn't upload it since it breaks ABI compatibility without changing
> SONAME. Upstream is helpful, but those issues have to be discussed.
> moagg/moagg-data/moaggedit - that was academic project and seems it won't
> be further developed, so it's candidate to drop.
> netpanzer/netpanzer-data - without project leader right now, have security
> issues I didn't resolve, I doubt it'll be developed further, candidate to
> scorched3d - awesome game with huge community, upstream alive and usually
> very helpful, this is "must have" in Debian ;)
> starfighter - dead upstream, very buggy, candidate to drop
> In sum, I don't want to maintain these packages anymore (I wonder about
> joining this team but that's another case). You've got my bless to do with
> these packages whatever you want, so asking ftp-master for removal is
> justified. You can quote this mail in RM bugreport or sth.
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