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

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Fri Feb 24 16:41:49 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-02-25 at 03:00 +1100, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:

> Frankly I don't have much time. Eventually I don't mind looking into bugs and 
> close some more.

Right, that's why maybe if you share the workload with Maarten you will
get much further with that...

> 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.

Yeah ok it could always have been even worse... Two years ago I hardly
managed to get the bug count below 40 after the package have been
unmaintained for years and here we are at 60+ again :-(

> > 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. 

And yeah, another idea: also maybe you can replace raster icons with the
render from svg and change all names to midnight-commander for
consistency (mc is too short to avoid conflicts, I'm afraid)...

> 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.

I am or rather I used to be, but I'm very much in trouble now.

I could hardly make time to invest in replying to these e-mails and only
because I feel very much obligated to at least provide some help in
updating the package since I have been inactive for a very long time... 

> > 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. :)

...and a totally under-appreciated one :-(

> > 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.

Yup. Every contribution is welcome and valued!

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


> > 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?

Well there have been a debate re. of how much GNU is in GNU mc, since
the last FSF member has left the project long time ago and the copyright
assignment procedures haven't been followed for even longer...

But ok, let's keep it for later, right now the top priority is to bring
the package up to date and push it out.

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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