[Pkg-mc-devel] Reorganisation of MC packaging team

Andreas Tille andreas at an3as.eu
Mon Feb 20 11:00:48 UTC 2012

Hi Stefano,

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 08:37:09PM +0200, Stefano Rivera wrote:
> Hi Andreas (2012.02.19_18:45:41_+0200)
> > I would love if Ubuntu people which are obviosely active would try to
> > work in the same VCS as the Debian packaging is done.
> I encouraged them not to do that immediately, as, wearing my Ubuntu
> Release Team hat, we want this uploaded ASAP or not at all.

I do not intend to stop you in doing something at all - so for the next
Ubuntu release I'd advise to simply do whatever is needed to get the
latest version of mc out.

> With regular Ubuntu & Debian Developer hats, yes, please work with the
> Debian team on this, and even better, join the team.


> There are non-trivial changes in this version (the migration of files
> from /etc/mc to /usr/share/mc) that could really benefit with a signoff
> from the maintainers of this package in Debian. I'd appreciate it if any
> of you could review the current proposed changes. (They'll hopefully be
> coming you way real soon now, anyway).

You mean review the upstream changes or the changes in packaging?
> > Kind regards and thanks for your attention
> Thanks for bringing this up, I was worried the pkg-mc team was dead.

Considering Yuri's mail the pkg-mc team is de facto dead.  I just fixed
two problems I considered urgent (see changelog entry for but
I joined this list/team rather to see whether the team works and to find
out whether some action is needed.  Once I came to the conclusion
(yesterday) I sended out this call for help to clarify the situation.

I personally have a policy to do things either with full effort or just
claim that I can not really help.  For mc it is the latter case because
I'm fullfilling other tasks inside Debian (even if mc is one of my most
frequently used programs).  What I can definitely offer is to sponsor
the work of others to the Debian mirror, or apply an existing patch for
an *urgent* problem but I will most probably not do usual packaging

Kind regards



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