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On 03/13/2010 01:07 AM, Ryan Hill wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:33:12 +0100
> Ben de Groot <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 12 March 2010 16:59, Alexis Ballier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Or like the old gtk-1: completely abandon the package and let the
>>> consumers upgrade slowly. IMHO this is the less annoying approach for
>> Abandoned packages do not belong in the portage tree. That's
>> why we have a treecleaners project.
> The treecleaners project is tasked with keeping these packages working, and
> removing them only if there is no other alternative.
That's the ideal situation, unfortunately treecleaners is currently so
understaffed it's not necessarily always true
if a package is broken, and been in treecleaners queue for too long, and
it would be a semi-trivial fix, it simply doesn't get done without manpower
So devs: Please join treecleaners project :)