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From: "Tomáš Chvátal" <tomas.chvatal@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Removals reply (I am not going to figure out which tread of those all should i reply to)
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:53:28
1 Hello guys,
3 just to be sure here "Removals are completely up to the maintainer to
4 decide", with expection of QA removal where the package must be
5 already broken to get punted.
7 If you as developers and users find some package useful you can retake
8 the maintainership (or became proxy-maint) which also expects you to
9 take care of the bugs (QA can prune it even if you take the
10 maintainership but ignore failures [even if your personal feeling is
11 that it is corner case, it is for QA to deicde]).
13 For dead upstream packages there are quite few problems you, who
14 support keeping it in tree, seem not to notice. The distro patches
15 will blob up (with each distro having different stuff) as things break
16 with shiny new updates (and no saying it builds with older xyz does
17 not make it work), users have no chance to report problems with the
18 package elsewhere than to our bugzilla, etc, etc. This is the reason
19 why the was fired up. So if you care about the
20 package, take your time, fire up VCS/homepage/tracker there and try to
21 work on it or find someone else interested to help you with becaming
22 at least pseodo-upstream.
24 Cheers
26 Tom