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I'm considering orphaning moin in EPEL



Hi,

I took ownership of the moin package in Fedora and EPEL for about six
months ago. I haven't gotten around to doing almost anything to it,
though, mostly because I have to admit that I'm not that interested in
EPEL since I don't run any EL installations myself.

The other hurdle in updating moin is that the package in EPEL is really
old by now. It's in version 1.5 and the newest upstream version is 1.9.
If there was an update submitted for moin, we'd need to also have some
instructions on how to convert the wiki data into a format which is
suitable for the new version, and frankly, I don't know how to do that,
since I've only gotten involved with moin during the 1.7 era. All I know
is that trying to go from 1.5 to 1.6 was really difficult when it was
tested with the Fedora wiki data back when Fedora was still running
moin.

In June I thought I'd have the time and the interest to figure out the
data migration procedure from 1.5 to 1.8, but I clearly don't and I'm
sorry it took me so long to realize this.

So, what should we do with moin in EPEL? Is there anyone on the list
who's interested in taking over the package? If not, I see two
possibilities here. Either we orphan moin completely, or I ship an
update to 1.8 (as 1.9 might be a bit too new for a server oriented
distribution) with a notice saying that those who upgrade are on their
own with the data migration.

-- 
Ville-Pekka Vainio


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