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Guus Sliepen 01-19-2008 11:27 PM

Bug#461583: ITP: libdc1394v2 -- As the maintainer for libdc1394 didn't answer for many months, we (developers of libdc1394) would like to get involved also with maintaining the package.
 
On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 12:41:48PM -0500, Peter Antoniac wrote:

> As the maintainer for libdc1394 didn't answer for many months, we
> (developers of libdc1394) would like to get involved also with maintaining
> the package. Moreover, the maintainer didn't follow our recommandations not
> to pack the libdc1394 version 2.0 until we release it (and he packed it at
> RC7).

Peter de Schrijver is alive but apparently doesn't have time to respond
to email. I have NMUd coriander 2.0.0~rc5 and libdc1394 2.0.0~rc7, but I
uploaded them to experimental. I have already offered to take over
maintainership, but haven't heard either a "no" or a "yes" from Peter.

> It will be also better for the stability of the package if the
> developers have also something to say in the packaging. For example, we have
> releases the new version with doxygen generated web pages, pdf's and ps
> documentation, so there is more documentation available for the developers.
> We also think that what is now called libdc1394-examples should be called
> -utils, as the binaries are more like utilities for the library. We have
> already done some packaging and testing using the Ubuntu PPA tools, and you
> can already see the fruits of our work here:
[...]

Unless Peter de Schrijver responds, I'll be happy to have a look at your
packages and upload them to unstable if they are in good shape. From a
quick glance, it looks OK, but I'd name the source package libdc1394-22
though.

--
Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>


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