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Re: frustrated newcomers AND orphaned packages (Was: Rebuild status of FE5)

On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 00:04 -0600, Brandon Holbrook wrote:

> Unique to my request, however, is that my package requires an upgrade of 
> libshout to at least version 2.0 which was released mid-2003, so doesn't 
> seem like an unreasonable request.  libshout, it turns out, is already a 
> package in Extras, owned by Thomas Vander Stichele 
> (thomas apestaart org).  After a suggestion by Jochen, I submitted a RFE 
> in bugzilla to update libshout to 2.x, or at least create a libshout2 
> package that I would be more than happy to maintain 
> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=181523).  Thomas, 
> however, has yet to comment on the RFE, and apparently according to the 
> Wiki's FC5Status, he has yet to rebuild ANY of his packages for FC5, 
> making his MIA a burden on us all, not just me.

Deadbeat maintainers should be automatically disowned.
No sign of life in X amount of time ==> package becomes orphan
automatically. Make it a policy and put an end to debates.


Florin Andrei


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