On Wed, 16 Mar 2005, Quentin Spencer wrote:
> Now that the first test release of FC4 is out, is there a list anywhere
> of packages that have been removed?
The list at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras_2fOrphanedPackages is
supposed to be it.
> Is there a specific plan for transitioning these packages to extras, or
> will they just be added as people volunteer to take over them?
Volunteers are definitely wanted. Without them, there's no point in having
the packages in extras CVS.
> One of the packages removed from core is octave, and the related
> libraries blas and lapack. While they serve a niche group of users, they
> are very important for scientific applications, and it would be a shame
> to not have them in extras by the time the final FC4 is released. I
> volunteered in the past to take over octave, but I am also volunteering
> to take over blas and lapack. I have updated my entry on the "begging
> for sponsors" page to indicate this. I posted a link to two SRPMs I have
> created a while ago, but I have received no feedback. Does this mean
> nobody has looked at them yet? I realize that it is not likely there are
> many octave users on this list, but I believe octave really is critical
> if Fedora is to be taken seriously as a platform for scientific
> computing, so I encourage anyone looking to sponsor someone new to take
> a look at my packages.
I use octave myself, so I have a personal interest in seeing it packaged. :)
There are definitely hiccups going on with the review & approval
processes. Please be patient and keep trying, and even pitch in and help
fix the processes where you see things broken.
Michael Schwendt has a big interest in seeing reviews happen, so he may be
a good person to e-mail directly to see if he can track down a volunteer
to review your packages.
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