[Pkg-octave-devel] Future of Dynare package

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 19:44:46 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 12:12:51AM +0200, Sébastien Villemot wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> With Rafael retiring, I was wondering how I could continue my work on
> the Dynare package. A new upstream release of Dynare is just out and I
> have almost finished packaging work (still need to git push).
> Currently the maintainer of the package is the DOG, uploaders are Rafael
> and myself, and the DMUA field is set to yes. Note that I am neither a
> DD nor a DM.
> Given that, is anybody in the DOG able and willing to upload the package
> for me? Or should I rather look for a sponsor on Debian mentors site,
> outside the DOG?

Well, I guess I go as the second member of the DOG in the chain. The
problem is that I haven't done much work for at least 6 months (I
changed jobs and I'm swamped -- business as usual). I could try to get
some time for Debian work, but I should state clearly that I can't spend
as much time as Rafael on this. 

Anyway, I'm only a DM, so this is definitely not the way to go. If we
don't have a DD in the group, we will lose in the long run.

My preferred solution would be to join one of the scientific groups in
Debian. We have quite some packages, but the vast majority is from
Octave-Forge and quite small (this might turn out to be a problem, but
we'll see).

This would be somewhat inconvenient for John Eaton, who is currently
subscribed to our list. But I don't see any alternative for it.


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