TextIndexNG or the problems of group maintainance

Andreas Tille tillea at rki.de
Mon Jul 30 10:10:36 UTC 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007, Fabio Tranchitella wrote:

> You are right, this is a general problem of teams: nobody feels like
> responsible for the package. We can improve this, but I think that every
> package should have at least an interested maintainer (which uses the
> package, that's it).

I think we should keep a record of this in the Uploaders field.

> For the specific case of textindexng, I'll take care of it when I'm back
> from my VAC, as I use it for my daily work.

That's nice for this particular issue.

> In this case you are wrong: zope-testcase merged in zope2.8, so it is
> available out-of-the box in the zope2.X packages where X >= 8.

Once you say this I remember.  Fine for this.

Another example where we are lagging behind upstream is zope-extfile (we
have 1.5, current upstream is 2.0).

> This is a general problem in Debian teams: how other teams solve it?

I don't know, but I think it is not really different.

> I like the idea (and to say the truth, I already have such a script for
> my packages). I'll configure it to send the e-mails to the list.

This would be a really appreciated enhancement.

Kind regards



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