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Re: [opensuse-factory] Czech Packagers Meeting minutes 2009-04-07
  • From: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 09:46:35 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0904210930380.28610@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hello,

On Apr 20 15:01 Stephan Kulow wrote (shortened):
Am Montag 20 April 2009 schrieb Ludwig Nussel:
Petr Uzel wrote:
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 09:32:14PM +0200, Marcus Meissner wrote:
(2) Dropped packages:
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puzel told us about packages dropped from Factory. One really
interesting group of packages dropped was xsane and sane frontends.
We all agreed that these packages are really useful and should
maintained somewhere. So puzel proposed that he would maintain it in
Contrib and if he'll encounter any problems he wouldn't have time to
solve, we will help him.

You could also take over maintainer ship in Factory of those.
Johannes just has no time for them.

Well, xsane is in Packman, so IMHO we don't need to bother about it.

Why is that? xsane is/was in openSUSE so no need for that.

According to sane-frontends: yes, I could take maintainership in
Factory, but as Daniel noted, having more packages in Contrib could
attract more people to contributing. And there were many other
packages moving from Factory to Contrib just because of this reason.

That's ridiculous. We can't remove packages that provide basic
functionality from Factory.

Neither sane-frontends nor xsane provide _basic_ functionality
(where basic means that something else is based upon them)
because no other package requires one of those packages,
see the URLs to my mails below.

Of course sane-frontends and xsane provide functionality
which is important for a "desktop" end-user.

There is the question whether or not Novell/Suse must provide
all applications which provide functionality which is important
for an end-user.

Perhaps only sane-frontends directly in openSUSE is sufficient
and xsane could be provided via a "third-party" repository?


We'll soon end up with a unusable distro
if that trend continues. I wonder why there was no mail asking for a new
maintainer anyways.

See the huge list of replies under "This Thread":
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2009-02/msg00073.html

And the same "huge" list of replies under
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2009-02/msg00074.html

After I sent both mails, I waited one week for any reply
before I submitted my drop requests for Factory.


Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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