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Re: moto4lin, I give up.



> On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 16:10 +0100, Nils Philippsen wrote:
>> On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 11:52 +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>
>> > I don't get it.  Where's the problem?  Upstream refuses to produce an
>> > update?
>>
>> Upstream seems reluctant to release new versions, the last one is from
>> March 2005.
>
> A failure to release an update in almost 3 years is usually the result
> of one of three things:
>
> 1) The software is finally stable and doesn't need frequent updates.
> 2) The maintainer has no faith in the software in general.
> 3) The maintainer doesn't actually want (or is pathologically unable) to
> maintain the software.
>
> Since the first obviously isn't true, one of the latter two must be. In
> my mind both of those cases are valid reasons for eventually orphaning
> the package if the situation doesn't improve.

I for one see no reason why a well-tested SVN version can't be packaged. 
See gnubg.  The stable release is defined as a particular SVN version, not
a particular tarball.  Some upstreams, like xmoto's for example, will
provide you the SVN version numbers to allow you to take two check outs
and create your own patches.  I did this for xmoto 0.3.3, so we could fix
a bug fixed in 0.3.4 before 0.3.4 came out.  Bought us several weeks of
functionality.

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