----- Original message -----
> On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 22:06:02 -0600
> Mike Bedwell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On 10/23/2011 09:10 PM, Jonathan Conder wrote:
> > > On 24 October 2011 01:42, Dieter Plaetinck<email@example.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 02:10:48 +1300
> > > > Jonathan Conder<firstname.lastname@example.org>* wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi TUs,
> > > > >
> > > > > In a few days I will be orphaning my package mediatomb, and will
> > > > > delete it too unless anyone is interested in maintaining it. It
> > > > > has been unmaintained upstream for over a year, and currently I
> > > > > don't have enough time to deal with the issues that keep cropping
> > > > > up because of this. At the moment it isn't even installed on my
> > > > > main computer. Thought I'd just let people know first, in case
> > > > > anyone else is interested in maintaining it, and to give my
> > > > > reasons for dropping it.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > Jonathan
> > > > why would you delete the package?
> > > > I still use MT.* orphan as you want, but it's not because upstream
> > > > is inactive that you should remove the package IMHO.
> > > I was under the impression that it didn't currently work, but on
> > > closer inspection it looks like one of the bugs was invalid. Maybe
> > > it should stay then, but unless someone is willing to maintain it I
> > > think we should encourage new users to look for an alternative (by
> > > removing it from the repos).
> > >
> > > > Dieter
> > I'm just a noob to the lists, but I don't understand why
> > non-maintained mediatomb equates to a package that is no longer
> > relevant to anyone. Unless it is severely broken, I would think that
> > many would appreciate it continuing on in the repos.* At worst, don't
> > delete it, but relegate it to AUR instead.* I use mediatomb in my
> > home and would hate to see a loss of the package.* In aur, most are
> > aware that, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit".
> Btw, i falsely assumed that MT was already in AUR and Jonathan planned
> to remove it from AUR. so I'm not sure what exactly he meant with
> "dropping" then... removing from the repo but not uploading in AUR? that
> only means someone else will create a new PKGBUILD and upload it to AUR.
> you could save that person some work
Sorry for the confusion. By 'drop' I meant move it from community to the AUR.