[Pkg-mc-devel] Midnight Comander 4.8.1 [RFS]

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Fri Feb 24 16:00:50 UTC 2012

Hi Yury,

On Sat, 25 Feb 2012 02:06:32 Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 01:11 +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> > mc (3:4.8.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
> > 
> >   * New upstream release [December 2011]
> >   
> >     (Closes: ...
> I had a look at these bugs, and it seems there are much more of those
> that can be possibly closed with the latest release. Did you have time
> to make a comprehensive BTS scan so far or it was just a driveby?

Frankly I don't have much time. Eventually I don't mind looking into bugs and 
close some more.
I would like to do so. But I'm not sure if I can match your high expectations. 
After all it's not too bad comparing to some other packages I'm working with,  
where number of bugs reached 70.

> What immediately comes to my mind for instance is that I had plans to
> upstream the icons and some other things, like mc.ext modifications...

Yes we should forward some patches indeed. 
If you affiliated with upstream you might be the better person to do that than 
me. Again, to me it's the matter of time and the right mood. Eventually I will 
be doing it unless someone else will step forward.

> As I noted in one of the bug reports:
> FYI I used to maintain a bug scratch-pad to collect information about
> the bugs to be closed upon next upload here:
> http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/pkg-mc/trunk/bugs.txt?view=markup

OK, thanks. This workload is new to me. :)

> which may be of use for you if you ever decide to embark upon the long
> overdue BTS cleanup.

Let's see how it goes.

> > * debian/copyright:
> >     • updated and converted to DEP-5
> andrey joukov -> Andrey Joukov
> the University of Minnesota -> The University of Minnesota

Valid correction, I don't mind. 
But one might agree it's not so unreasonable to quote copyrights as they 
listed is source files.

> P.S. Judging from your e-mail you must be affiliated with FSF. Do you
> have direct contacts with mc upstream for that matter?

Nope, no contacts whatsoever. :)
I'm just a fellow member, that's all.

> There used to be a discussion which didn't really resolve into anything
> with respect to the current legal status of mc and your involvement
> could have probably been of help.

It will be nice if I could. What kind of problems you are referring to?

> Keep up good work,

Thank you. :)


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