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[opensuse-factory] What to do to remove outdated code from factory?
  • From: houghi <houghi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 10:40:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091115094050.GA3209@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
I will not be naming the program, because otherwise it will be called
'insane noise ratio' so this is just about the process and to undestrand
if I did everything right and if there is anything else I can do to help.

What happend is that there is a program that is on version 1.X and that is
(still) hosted on site A.
However the maintainer has moved on and now version 3.x is available on
site Y.

My idea is that it would be better to either remove the package from
openSUSE or better, see that correct version is added for all future

So what have I done?
1) I mailed who I thought was the maintainer at openSUSE. I was apparently
2) Filed a feature request
3) Filed a bugreport.
4) Made a package from it on OSB
5) Talked to developers directly and asked what to do
6) Tried to bring awareness in diffeent ways
7) Tried not to presure too much in the hope that it would get into 11.2

The result is that basically nothing has happend. The 1.x version is still
up there instead of the 3.x version.

So what must be done _in general_ to get stuff into factory so it will be
added in the next version and especially if it is about outdated things we

Did I do something wrong? Did I miss a step? Did I do too much?

Again, this is not about that specific program, that is just an example. I
just want to know if there are things I need to do different or that
perhaps my expectations should be much lower then what they are.

Dr. Walter Gibbs: Won't that be grand? Computers and the programs
will start thinking and the people will stop.
-- Tron (1982)
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