[pkg-bacula-devel] Does the mtx package still have an "upstream" maintainer?

James Youngman james at youngman.org
Tue Jun 1 10:11:24 BST 2021

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 3:34 AM Redvers Davies <red at infect.me> wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have not heard anything from the original author and before receiving your email I hadn't sought any further updates because it was seamlessly working in my environment and packaged neatly for the distribution for whose packages I managed.
> After your EMail I hit Google, and I found that Alexander Moibenko (in this distribution list) appears to be maintaining a fork which they seem to be maintaining with improvements and bug-fixes but maybe hasn't done any formal version bumps that I can tell?

I assume you're referring to https://github.com/moibenko/mtx.   I took
a look but because the file names in there include the version number,
I assumed that that repo was primarily for some kind of archival
purpose. I was also directed to Will Sutton's
https://github.com/zombielinux/MTX (to which I contributed
https://github.com/zombielinux/MTX/pull/2 which Will hasn't been able
to get to yet).

Alexander, Will, are you interested in taking this forward?

> If Robert is unable to be located then we probably need to make a decision as a community as to how best to proceed to ensure we have as uniform deployment across distributions as we can.
> Thank you for taking the initiative James, we really appreciate it.

I'd really like us to get to a place where there was a
community-driven and group-managed upstream project (so that we're not
singly-homed on one maintainer any more) where at least initial
releases are conservative in their changes, to encourage distributions
all to select the same upstream.   Right now, I don't have opinions on
what the basis (e.g. what repo) for that should be, and I'm aware that
naming might need some careful consideration.


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