[Pkg-mc-devel] Request to Join Project GNU Midnight Commander

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Wed Mar 16 10:31:52 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-08 at 08:58 +0000, noreply at alioth.debian.org wrote:

> when filing #616196 with patch I had some look into mc packaging.  I'm
>  a long term mc user and would like to provide a small (!) share of my
>  time to harvest some lower hanging fruits like this bug and perhaps
>  others to help the pkg-mc team.

Hi Andreas!

Thanks for your offer. I haven't had a look at the bug that you
mentioned yet, but I have no problem with you joining the project.

It would be nice to get help with packaging, but then please subscribe
to pkg-mc-devel and let's discuss how we can progress together.

The problem why we've fallen so far behind is that the svn workflow
became really a PITA and the package history is really useless and
polluted, so I wanted to migrate to git by reconstructing the proper
history from snapshots, but this hasn't happened so far, because gitpkg
which I decided to use initially had many issues that I fixed (kind of)
just to discover that git-buildpackage does it differently and has none
of this problems.

So in the end I've almost got there, but now I am stuck at the very last
step, because I am under extremely high pressure at work.

Other than that I was waiting for to get out of the door, now
it's out, but it also means that a revamp of the whole package is needed
and it doesn't make sense to do it before migrating to git. 

Sooo... it could be that I'll get to finishing it in the next few weeks.
If you will then help me to go through the bugs and see if they are
still relevant to the new packaging or can be fixed this will be already
of huge help.

Otherwise, if you'd like to and you have time to help earlier with the
migration we can also figure something out.

I don't want to block the development of the packaging just because I
don't have time. If someone really has time and incentive to do better
than me, let's figure something out.
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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