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From: Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o>
To: Gentoo Dev <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Cc: tex@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] tetex maintainance (RFH?)
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:56:45
1 Dear all,
3 app-text/tetex is currently assigned to tex as maintainer, but, in my
4 opinion, that's a lie. I have not seen any movement on tetex bugs for a
5 while.
6 I have opened a tracker bug (#227443, [1]), if someone feels the
7 courage of picking it up. I don't have neither the time nor the will to
8 do it myself.
9 While it has been stated since more than two years on tetex's homepage
10 that people should use texlive [2], we still cannot really remove it
11 from our tree.
13 What I'm planning to do, if nobody comes to maintain it, is to reassign
14 its bugs to maintainer-needed and update its metadata.xml to reflect
15 that.
17 In case we have someone crazy enough to pick it up, I am of course
18 available to try to answer any question.
21 The other option is to p.mask and last rite it, breaking mips and s390
22 trees, leaving them without tex support at all. This would also
23 leave arm and sh with only ptex as tex support. Thus that is not really
24 an option yet, but I suppose there is no point in waiting forever on
25 this.
27 Regards,
29 Alexis.
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[gentoo-dev] Re: tetex maintainance (RFH?) Ryan Hill <dirtyepic@g.o>