[Pkg-running-devel] Removing myself from Uploaders and.....the future of the pkg-running group

Noël Köthe noel at debian.org
Mon Mar 26 12:50:00 UTC 2018

Salut Christian,

Am Samstag, den 24.03.2018, 07:46 +0100 schrieb Christian PERRIER:
> Hello folks,
> (at least if someonne is listening)


> It's time for me to acknowledge that my activity in Debiajn is
> reachingn a point where resigning from Debian at some moment will
> become obvious.
> My free time is nowadays nearly fully used for ultra-running (and
> paid work...at least for 10 years or so until I retire) and no
> more Debian work. The only area where I am active is the installer
> and, even there, I'm mosly only doing l10n uploads.
> As a consequence, I'll start shutting down what I still have as
> duties in the project.

I understand the conflict but it's still sad to read you Debian

> The pkg-running grouup is nowadays not really very active. I did a
> few uploads from time to time, for packages I care about (mostly
> openambit and pytrainer, which I use). Sadly, my pet package
> (pytrainer) is
> suffering from using outdated libraries and, again, will probably not
> be part of the next Debian release.
> I also didn't do the efforts to mmigrate the git repositories from
> Alioth to Salsa....and, quite soon, they will no longer be usable,
> except in read-only mode.
> The mailing list, on Alioth, will survive as long as people make a
> new
> service alive for that and that's it.
> As a consequence, I will do the following:
> - drop myself from packages where I am Uploader
> - for those where I have been the only maintainer for "recent"
> release, I'll orphan them and thus drop pkg-running from Maintainer
> I have no idea if other "historic" members of the group are still
> really active (Noèl? Ralf?). Please speak if you're reading this.

I'm reading but focus is on other packages because I'm not a active
pytrainer user.

> It will take time: I won't leave and vanish suddenly but I'mm try to
> do this cleanly.

Thanks alot!


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