Multimedia Teams in Debian
siretart at tauware.de
Wed Apr 23 07:59:55 UTC 2008
Felipe Sateler <fsateler at gmail.com> writes:
> On Tuesday 22 April 2008 05:12:28 tim hall wrote:
>> Gürkan Sengün wrote:
>> > Hello
>> > I had created a list of all teams findable for the period of the year
>> > 2007: http://krum.ethz.ch/ddc/teams-of-2007.txt
>> > Is there a reason why there's two multimedia groups in Debian?
>> > Is there a chance or interest to merge them together?
>> are you referring to the fact that there is a 'Debian Multimedia
>> Packages Maintainers' and 'Debian Multimedia Team'? I believe the split
>> is deliberate for administrative reasons. AFAIU debian-multimedia is the
>> umbrella, including testers, interested users etc. and used for general
>> discussion; pkg-multimedia-maintainers is specifically for the
>> maintainers of multimedia packages and is focussed on functional
>> requirements for producing packages.
> I'm not really sure this is right:
> % grep-aptavail -FMaintainer,Uploaders
> debian-multimedia at lists.debian.org -sPackage | wc -l
> I tried to maintain the csound package within the debian-multimedia team, but
> it seemed pretty much dead, which is why I moved out.
> OTOH, if what you say is right, maybe I tried in the wrong place.
I had the impression that the 'other' debian-multimedia team was rather
focus on 'professional' audio and video editing tools rather than
'classic' multimedia packages like media players and multimedia
If the debian-multimedia team is indeed dead, we should avoid setting it
in the maintainer field of any package. Nobody is served with
unreachable (or non-existant) maintainers.
Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4
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