Dbus-c++ Debian package maintainership.
dr at jones.dk
Fri Mar 18 08:11:19 UTC 2011
On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 08:19:50AM +0100, Adrian Knoth wrote:
>On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 12:29:35PM +1100, Luke Yelavich wrote:
>> If the team decides to not maintain this package, then we need to
>> either make sure the package gets a maintainer in Debian from
>> somewhere, or, we talk to Upstream about alternative solutions. I
>> understand and accept in advance any reasons given to not take over
>> maintainership of dbus-c++.
>Let me add the following statement from ffado-devel to the discussion:
>maybe the unbundling of dbus-c++ was premature. Upstream appear not to
>do any releases nor do they seem to have arrived at a stable API yet.
>And downstreams have source incompatible versions of it or don't have
>it at all.
>If we arrive at the conclusion that dbus-c++ is unmaintainable, I'm
>happy to re-add the embedded dbus-c++ bits upstream. Though I have
>commit rights, we could also do it locally with a quilt patch.
The very fact of one other package using the same library is to me proof
that we (Debian) should maintain dbus-c++ as a separate package despite
upstreams possibly feeling it relevant to ship it internally.
I would certainly hope that upstreams, if internalizing, does so without
a) making it difficult to instead link against a system shared library
or b) forking it by making local hacks to local copy of dbus-c++ code.
I find it inappropriate for this team to maintain dbus-c++ - it is not
specific to Multimedia.
I would be happy to join forces with you, Luke, on maintaining dbus-c++
at the collab-maint area or in some other team more appropriate for
this. I won't call it "sponsoring" as that is easily associated with
"you are responsible, I am your mentor" which might (or might not) be
the initial situation but should not the atmosphere we are aiming at -
neither here in the Debian Multimedia team nor in another team formed
for the maintainance of dbus-c++.
As you may have noticed from earlier conversations here on the list, I
do have some strong principles in the way I handle packages: I use CDBS,
not short-form dh. You need not be fluent in CDBS due to this - I am ok
with either guiding you or taking care of the parts directly tied to
juggling CDBS, but if you for some reason have _opposite_ principles
then obviously you are better off teaming up with someone else :-)
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