pkg-jed orphaned?

G. Milde milde at
Fri Nov 13 07:38:49 UTC 2009

On 13.11.09, Jörg Sommer wrote:
> Hello Marc,

> Marc Haber hat am Thu 12. Nov, 13:38 (+0100) geschrieben:
> > On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 12:59:17PM +0100, Jörg Sommer wrote:

> > > The only thing we have to do is getting me in the Uploaders field
> > > and add the field DM-Upload-Allowed in the jed-extra package.
> > > Therefore, we need a sponsor.
> > 
> > I can sponsor, if you want to. 

Thanks for the offer. 

> > Is the package formally orphaned? Is there a wnpp bug where the new
> > team offers to take over?

> No, the package is not orphaned and because the Debian JED Group is a
> maintainer of the package there's no need to do it. 

We have a somewhat unusal situation, because

  new team == old team - DD

What I did, is a post to debian.devel.mentors asking for advise what
to do:

  since 08.03.2005, the Debian packages related to the JED editor are
  collaborative maintained in a project at Alioth
  However, after the retirement of the group leader, there is no DD left in
  the group.
  Is this the right place to look for a new co-maintainer or sponsor?
  What would be the correct description of an alioth project in need of
  someone with upload rights?

> IIRC there's a new version of the package ready to upload. Günter, is
> this right? 

Yes, there is a new upstream release and a new package.

> So you could upload this version.

Jörg, could you add yourself in the Uploaders field and add the field
DM-Upload-Allowed in the jed-extra package sources first, please? This
way I all jed* packages would be "uploadable" without an external

Thanks to both of you.


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