Lost maintainers

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Fri Jan 2 08:19:06 PST 2004

On 2 Jan 2004 13:53:58 -0000
tmseck-lists at netcologne.de (Thomas-Martin Seck) wrote:

> [dealing with "lost" maintainers]
> >> This is a portmgr@ decision which should be written down somewhere.
> >> Especially when it comes to the definition of "long time".
> > 
> > I think this is a "common sense applies" decision. A formal definition
> > of "long time" would be nice, yes, but so far we (the committers)
> > typically get it right (read: not too long) when we get bugged enough
> > (just add a note how long you already try to contact the unresponsive
> > maintainer).
> Well, I think it has never been a problem to find a committer to do some
> intermediate updates when the maintainer does not submit them
> himself. The problem with www/squid is that the maintainer has a commit
> bit and I had the feeling that committers are a bit reluctant to mess
> with their "colleague"'s work when I tried to get my squid updates

Yes, but when you look at the commit log of www/squid/Makefile it's
obvious that Adrian doesn't seem to have enough time. So I think it's ok
to give the port to someone else. I'm sure he will speak up in case he
notices that someone does harmful things to the port.

> committed during the last year. And I am a bit formal because of
> Adrian's commit bit.

Better safe than sorry.

> >> FWIW, I'd like to take the maintainership of www/squid.

What about www/squid24? Any chance to convince you to take it too?

> > Which email address do you want to use (current maintainer CCed)?
> It would be <tmseck at netcologne.de>.

As Edwin already asked portmgr I let handle him the issue.


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