Recently a new version of libffado was uploaded to experimental, which was
synced to Ubuntu natty. With the new libffado revision, there were 2 new
dependencies added, libconfig and dbus-c++. I am working to get these new
dependencies into main, and whilst doing so, it was noted that dbus-c++ is
currently orphaned in Debian. One requirement for packages being included in
main for Ubuntu is good maintenance attention both in Ubuntu and Debian.
I have checked Ubuntu and Debian, and including libffado, there are 2 packages
in total that use dbus-c++, the other package being gnote. Since I suspect that
libffado is the more actively developed of the 2, I am wondering whether the
pkg-multimedia team should consider taking over maintainership. I think that
its in the team's best interest to do so, due to the the dependency from
libffado. Since I am a member of this team, I'd be happy to help maintain the
package, and would request sponsorship from a member of this team when an
upload is required.
If the team decides to not maintain this package, then we need to either make
sure the package gets a maintainer in Debian from somewhere, or, we talk to
Upstream about alternative solutions. I understand and accept in advance any
reasons given to not take over maintainership of dbus-c++.
Thanks for your consideration.
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