Request for an open dialog between projects

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Wed Mar 30 18:29:30 UTC 2011


Thanks for taking time to reply and for being willing to examine a course
of action. If there is no further comment from the team I will very
cautiously pass this along to AV Linux users with the clear understanding
of the scope you are talking about.

For your information AV Linux 5.0 is to be released in roughly a month
based on Squeeze (with some Sid/Debian GIT) modifications to be current
with ffado and JACK/JACK Session. Because it will not be Wheezy/Sid based
it should automatically cut down on the need for pkg-multimedia to fix or
maintain it's packages. Although I am praying that the Squeeze Backports
come to fruition to fortify and improve Squeeze's long term viability. I
realize you guys already have much to do.

Thanks for your consideration. -GLEN

> Am Montag, den 28.03.2011, 10:15 -0700 schrieb info at
>> The point of all this background is to pose a question about maintaining
>> pkg-multimedia packages in AV Linux. My custom packages in AV Linux all
>> have an 'avlinux' suffix appended to them to differentiate them from
>> your
>> packages, these packages of course I maintain myself. When users have an
>> issue with one of your packages I find it a little 'politically' awkward
>> to handle. I would very much like an open dialog with pkg-multimedia so
>> we
>> can have a good working relationship and I would like to be able to
>> openly
>> send users and bug reports that pertain to you without masking the true
>> origin of where these reports are coming from. Although I am an arms
>> length project that may politically differ from Debian ideals I think we
>> have far more in common than these minor differences.
> Here's my opinion: Send users to us if they experience a packaging bug
> or to the (original) upstream developers if it is an upstream bug. For
> small package, you can forward all bug reporters to us. For big
> packages, there's the risk to collect too many bugs without having the
> manpower to process and forward them all.
> --
> Benjamin Drung
> Debian & Ubuntu Developer
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