On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 06:30:11PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 05:58:43PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > I've had a small private followup conversation with Andreas about
> > this. He basically came up with the suggestion to turn
> > debian-multime...@lists.debian.org from a *development* oriented mailing
> > list to a *user* focused list. This way users can share their thoughts,
> > concerns and kudos.
> 
> Sounds good to me.
> 
> I also digged out some mails from the archive with subject "closing down
> debian-multimedia alioth project and l.d.o list", dating back to April
> 2009.

I think I started that thread. At the time the team was pretty small.
Just to be clear, I like the new plan to re-purpose it as a user support
list better than my previous idea of closing it down.

> I'm not entirely sure the release team is happy if we'll upload 17
> packages just because of a maintainer's email address change, but given
> the long release cycle, I see no other way if we want to use
> debian-multime...@l.d.o, unless it's acceptable to see a bug reports now
> and then on this list.
> 
> BTW: Many of these packages are pretty old, e.g. no new upload since
> 2007 for hexter. They are also not available on git.debian.org. It might
> be a good first step for beginners to get some experience with git,
> git-buildpackage, team guidelines (multiline fields) and housekeeping in
> general to help with these 17 packages. WDYT? ;)

I would like to work on those. I've been meaning to work on packaging and
becoming a DD for many years ... I really wanted to be more involved
this year, but life and DebConf sort of got in the way.

So, I'll try to get caught up on the rest of this thread to see what
others think and have decided. But, if it's still thought to be ok to
keep these packages around, I would like to work on them as a learning
exercise.

-edrz

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