On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 07:31:32PM -0400, Nicholas D Steeves wrote: > Dear Steve Langasek and contributors to these threads, > > Steve, are you still interested in maintaining this package? > > Heimdall-flash has not seen an update since 2016, and Bug #872788 > requesting an update to 1.4.2 has not received a reply from the > maintainer for almost two years. Bug #874915 notes the issue of qt4 > removal, which further highlights the necessity of packaging 1.4.2, > which has qt5 support. > > I believe this package meets the criteria for salvaging: > > https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/ch05.en.html#package-salvaging > > François Etcheverry (see debian-mentors archive for "Bug#928892: RFS: > heimdall-flash/1.4.2-1") appears to be a new contributor who is still > unfamiliar with Debian process, is probably not yet using a good MUA > and is thus struggling with the BTS. Finally, he's definitely is not > familiar with the salvaging process, given that there is not yet an > ITS bug against this package. I hope to see him learn the necessary > processes, and learn how to use the necessary tools during the > Bullseye release cycle. At this time I believe that he will need the > support of a comaintainer, mentor, and sponsor to proceed with an ITS, > and I fear we will lose a potential long-term contributor if he does > find this support. > > François, using the "reportbug" program against sponsorship-requests, > and then using the Debian Mentors template to fill in the body would > have prevented the problems at #928892. Also, you need to figure out > what caused all of your newlines to be eaten... I suspect it's not > something as simple as using an editor that soft-wraps lines, but > whatever the cause for this malfunctioning, it will cause you > unnecessary work as it malinteracts with the BTS. Finally, are you > interested in learning everything that is required to maintain > heimdall-flash long-term, or is your RFS a one-time contribution?
I suggest that you go ahead with the salvaging, we're closing in on the Qt4 removal and we'll ask for removal of the remaining rdeps in about two months. Cheers, Moritz