[csw-maintainers] NMUs, non-maintainer uploads (was: reminder on contributing on recipes)

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Mon Apr 8 15:19:26 CEST 2013

2013/1/9 Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński <maciej at opencsw.org>:
> 2013/1/8 pfelecan <pfelecan at opencsw.org>:
>>   On the maintainers mailing list, announce your intention to work on
>>   the recipe and eventually take up the maintenance.
> What if I want to make a change and upload it, but not become a
> permanent maintainer of the package? I had loads of such cases,
> especially with packages depending on old libraries. I want to remove
> an old library, so I rebuild packages depending on it. Obviously, most
> of these packages are not maintained. But I only care about them not
> depending on a legacy dependency I want to kill, I don't want to spend
> weeks on all the bugs that such package might have filed in Mantis.
> Currently, the result is that I have a lot of bugs assigned to me,
> which are legitimate bugs, but I have no intention to fix them,
> because I didn't want to take over these packages. But the mechanics
> of our uploads work in such a way that it's impossible not to appear
> as the main maintainer after you've uploaded a package.

I'd like to bring this topic back to discussion. Is there something
easy we could do right away? For instance, setting the maintainer
field to a fake maintainer?


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