On Mo, Jan 11, 2010 at 19:41:39 (CET), Harry Rickards wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm the Debian and Ubuntu package maintainer for LiVES (source package
> name: lives), a very popular video editing suite, and am thinking
> about joining the pkg-multimedia-maintainers team (if you'll have
> me!).

I've just added you to the alioth team, you should now have write access
to our packaging branches. Welcome to the team!

> At the moment I don't use git for a VCS, but I'm planning to start
> using it for the next version. At
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia/DevelopPackaging it says quilt
> needs to be used for patch management, however at the moment I
> currently use dpatch. Is this okay, or will I need to change to quilt?

On our last meeting we agreed that since we are rather short on
uploaders, we require every package to have a "primary uploader" and
that he may agree to use another packaging system or even some other
packaging helper than debhelper. However, most current uploaders prefer
debhelper and quilt, so that's why that's still recommended in our wiki

I've taken a brief look at lives, and while I haven't used it yet, it
indeed looks very promising. I'll consider putting me in the Uploaders

> If my membership is accepted, I'll change the maintainer field to
> Debian Multimedia Maintainers
> <pkg-multimedia-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>. The only patch
> in LiVES at the moment does not currently have a DEP-3 compliant
> header, but I'll fix that for the next version.


> I've joined both the pkg-multimedia-maintainers and
> pkg-multimedia-commits mailing lists, and are pretty familiar with
> managing bugs in Debian (I haven't done that much of it, but for some
> examples look at the closed bugs for lives). I also agree to review
> other's work. I have an alioth account - username is hrickards-guest.

excellent as well!

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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