I've worked with IOhannes for many years and definitely recommend him
for pkg-multimedia. Many if not most of gem's dependencies are
maintained by pkg-multimedia already, like ffmpeg and libgavl, so I
think gem and IOhannes would be good fit. And pd-zexy goes with the
pd-* libraries I just ITPed and will start uploading this week.
On Wed, 2010-08-11 at 13:38 +0200, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> dear pkg-multimedia team!
> i'm the upstream author of several multimedia related packages, some of
> which are already in debian (most prominently "gem" and "pd-zexy").
> most (of not all) of these packages are centered around the computer
> music language "puredata".
> all of them have originally been packaged by günter geiger, but he seems
> to have not much time these days, so most of his packages have been
> i volunteered to adopt some of these packages (that are relevant for me:
> "puredata", "gem",...), but since i'm no DD/DM they have eventually been
> adopted by paul brossier (piemdebian).
> since he has not so much time either, i'm currently helping him with
> packaging both "puredata" and "gem" (e.g. the packages currently in
> squeeze have been done by me).
> no i noticed that another of my upstream software has been orphaned as
> well ("pd-zexy") and i would like to adopt the package.
> talking with hans-christoph steiner (who's on this list as well), he
> meant that i should ask you (the pkg-multimedia-team) to join you and
> then adopt the package as a team.
> this would hopefully make the complicated task of finding a sponsor each
> time i want to update a package more simple.
> as a start i have updated the "pd-zexy" package to the most recent
> upstream release (2.2.3).
> even though i have access to the "collab-maint" group on alioth (my
> username being "zmoelnig-guest"), i have decided to first push the
> package to github (http://github.com/umlaeute/pd-zexy resp.
> i would be thankful if i could join your team (willing to invest time
> especially around the packaging of "puredata" related software).
> if someone could review my package (currently i have noted myself as
> "maintainer", this of course could be changed to pkg-multimedia) and
> think it's ok, i could push it to alioth. i would be thankful if someone
> could sponsor a package upload.
> what do you think?
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