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Re: Mass-Package Orphanage

Subject: Re: Mass-Package Orphanage
From: Mat Booth
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 18:37:16 +0100
On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 5:56 PM, Nathanael D. Noblet<nathanael@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 07/03/2009 10:52 AM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "NDN" == Nathanael D Noblet<nathanael@xxxxxxx>  writes:
>>
>> NDN>  I'm wondering if it is possible to be a co-maintainer with
>> NDN>  someone willing?
>>
>> In general, all you need is a sponsor.  The usual route to that is via
>> the submission of new packages, but it's not the only way.  I happen
>> to be a sponsor, so that's not an issue.
>>
>> What is an issue is that fact that the horde suite is somewhat
>> delicate and security sensitive, and not really the best set of
>> packages for a first-time packager.  This is somewhat offset by the
>> fact that the packages already exist and just need maintenance.
>
> Yeah, I figured as much. There are a few other packages I wouldn't mind
> helping out with all in all but without submitting a package for review it
> seems I'm coming at this a bit sideways...
>
>
>> I think that if you're interested, you should start by requesting
>> watchcommits and watchbugzilla on at least the Fedora branches of
>> those packages.  (I have no desire to maintain the EPEL5 branch, so
>> someone else needs to step in to take care of that one.)  The URLs
>> are:
>
> Ok, well I could definitely use the EPEL5 packages as I up to now have been
> installing them on CentOS 5 servers manually.
>

Then help Jason maintain the EPEL branches by sending him spec file
patches, re-basing Fedora carried patches to new versions, etc.

Submitting patches is great alternative way to prove yourself for
getting sponsored.


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