Lars Vogdt writes:
On Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:27:09 -0500 Todd Rme wrote:
Currently there are a large number of unmaintained packages that fail to build in the Science and Education repositories. They haven't been updated in years and fail to build on at least Tumbleweed, and in many cases other releases as well.
There was recently a request to remove these. I will deny the requests in order to give people a chance to fix the packages. Anyone interested in any of these packages please fix them in the next 4 weeks. Any packages that are still not working on Monday, January 7 will be removed. Here is a list of failing packages:
Can you please explain why you want to delete packages that:
- are already build disabled - and should not harm anything?
- have no other "upstream" than the Education repository?
- are not maintained by you?
Is this kind of an ego trip that you need to do now, when everybody else wants to enjoy his vacation?
Lars, this doesn't look like an ego trip - it is more an attempt to sanitize things. Looking at the 'sience' project which it huge cleaning up packages which have not received any attention for years may not be the worst thing to do.
Of course it would be a better solution to move these packages to a separate (sub-)repository until someone gets around to fix and move them back. Unfortunately, IHMO osc still doesn't offer this.
BTW: regarding: 'everybody else wants to enjoy his vacation' - sure, this is you and me: we do this for work. Some openSUSE contributors do this in their spare time and - surprise - have more spare time available during their vacation.