[Pkg-fonts-devel] [Pkg-fonts-bugs] ttf-gentium: please move the package to the pkg-fonts team or orphan

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Thu Jun 21 14:12:09 UTC 2007

On 6/21/07, Nicolas Spalinger <nicolas_spalinger at sil.org> wrote:

> Glad to hear that Gürkan is now willing to do what has been asked for a
> long time.

I wasn't aware of this issue, apologies.

> But could you *please* wait for others in the team to review his
> packaging fixes before sponsoring? I suggest a branch in svn.

Sure. I won't be sponsoring him or anyone else once debconf is over
anyway because I will not have time/net. I don't see the issues I see
with the package being resolved by then.

> Gürkan is now apparently restarting the NM process again under Daniel
> Baumann's supervision.

Daniel has been sponsoring his packages, but nothing more - he has no
advocate yet.

> So will he react to the bugs?
> Has he looked at the current packaging in svn?

Apparently, since he integrated some of your changes.

> What reasons does he have for not joining the team?

Hasn't given any other than not wanting to learn SVN.

> I certainly agree with Christian that he needs to learn svn and it is
> not that hard. We can't force people to cooperate and join the team but
> it's going to be a huge pain if every maintainer reacts like that!
> Either we work in a team or we don't.

IMO, one of the strengths (and weaknesses) of Debian is the diversity
of approaches we allow.

> Do you realize I'd tried to get this situation resolved for a few years
> now? How much longer now?

I had no idea. The first I saw of it was the bugs you filed on ttf-gentium.



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