On 11/08/10 07:38, 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 g√ľnter geiger, but he seems
> to have not much time these days, so most of his packages have been
> orphaned.
> 
> 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 (piem[]debian).
> 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.
> git://github.com/umlaeute/pd-zexy.git)
> 
> i would be thankful if i could join your team (willing to invest time
> especially around the packaging of "puredata" related software).

I have just added you to the team on alioth. Welcome! PureData has been
neglected a bit in Debian, it is good to see you and Hans starting to
take an interest in it.

> 
> 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.

First import the packages in the team's git repository (and be sure to
enable the commit notifications to the pkg-multimedia-commits list).
Also, read our wiki page for some details regarding how we usually
handle packaging (wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia).

I could "sponsor" your packages after you have imported them into the
git repository (I don't have time right now, ping again when you have
done this).

-- 
Saludos,
Felipe Sateler

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