On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Lars Vogdt wrote:
Following the "Package foo needs new maintainer" resp. "Drop request for package foo" mails on opensuse-packaging for a while. Community members already asked for more details when a package is dropped from Factory.
So what about creating an "openSUSE:Dropped" project, where people can find the latest source of a dropped package - and at least can get an overview about currently dropped packages?
Packager sends drop request internally
Project manager agrees => drop package
^^^^^ Same as before.
- the latest checked in package source (regardless if successful
building or not) is copied into the project openSUSE:Dropped ^^^^^ New - formerly we just moved the source to an internal backup space and marked it as deleted in PDB.
I would suggest instead of copying to create a versioned source-link to openSUSE:Factory instead. Wait ... this would require a fix for bnc#479945.