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Old 01-24-2010, 03:05 PM
Ramkumar Ramachandra
 
Default git-core maintenance

Hi,

I found that the package git-core has several outstanding bugs filed
against it. Many of them are poorly tagged, and their status has not
been updated in quite some time. I updated the status of some bugs,
and sent patches to upstream fixing others. After that, I tried asking
the maintainer to make a new release incorporating bugfixes.
Unfortunately, the maintainer's email address listed on the Debian
bugs page seems to be broken. Therefore, I would like to politely urge
someone with some additional time on their hands to contact the
maintainer/ adopt the package. I'm not experienced enough to do this
myself, but I am willing to give my time to help co-maintain the
package if necessary.

Thanks and regards,
Ramkumar


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Old 01-24-2010, 03:40 PM
Bernd Zeimetz
 
Default git-core maintenance

Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I found that the package git-core has several outstanding bugs filed
> against it. Many of them are poorly tagged, and their status has not
> been updated in quite some time. I updated the status of some bugs,
> and sent patches to upstream fixing others. After that, I tried asking
> the maintainer to make a new release incorporating bugfixes.
> Unfortunately, the maintainer's email address listed on the Debian
> bugs page seems to be broken. Therefore, I would like to politely urge
> someone with some additional time on their hands to contact the
> maintainer/ adopt the package. I'm not experienced enough to do this
> myself, but I am willing to give my time to help co-maintain the
> package if necessary.

Indeed, a more proper maintenance of the package would be very welcome.

I'm CCing the maintainer in the hope to get some more informations from him.


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Old 01-25-2010, 01:55 AM
Jonathan Nieder
 
Default git-core maintenance

Hi,

Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> I found that the package git-core has several outstanding bugs filed
> against it. Many of them are poorly tagged, and their status has not
> been updated in quite some time.

It might be helpful to read this: [1]

> After that, I tried asking
> the maintainer to make a new release incorporating bugfixes.
> Unfortunately, the maintainer's email address listed on the Debian
> bugs page seems to be broken.

FWIW, while he does not always respond immediately, I’ve found Gerrit
to be generally responsive and thoughtful. Sometimes a new release is
packaged the day it is tagged upstream; rarely does it take more than
a couple of weeks.

> Therefore, I would like to politely urge
> someone with some additional time on their hands to contact the
> maintainer/ adopt the package.

I do not think a new maintainer is warranted, but I do think someone
is needed to help deal with bugs. Thanks for your efforts in this
regard so far.

Thanks for bringing this up,
Jonathan

[1] http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/a_clean_BTS_is_a_sign_of_a_sick_mind/


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Old 01-25-2010, 02:26 AM
Ramkumar Ramachandra
 
Default git-core maintenance

Hi,

> It might be helpful to read this: [1]

Right. I understand.

> FWIW, while he does not always respond immediately, I’ve found Gerrit
> to be generally responsive and thoughtful. *Sometimes a new release is
> packaged the day it is tagged upstream; rarely does it take more than
> a couple of weeks.

Just to clarify, the issue is not his seeming non-responsiveness, but
emails bouncing. Here's a copy of the failure notice I received a week
after I sent him an email:

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From: <MAILER-DAEMON@a.mx.smarden.org>
Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 5:42 PM
Subject: failure notice
To: artagnon@gmail.com


Hi. This is the qmail-send program at a.mx.smarden.org.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<pape@smarden.org>:
No delivery confirmation received.

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.
[SNIP]
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Thanks and regards,
Ramkumar


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Old 01-25-2010, 02:32 AM
Jonathan Nieder
 
Default git-core maintenance

Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> Just to clarify, the issue is not his seeming non-responsiveness, but
> emails bouncing.

Oh! Thanks for the clarification.

Sorry for the confusion,
Jonathan


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