Low traffic on maintainers@

Dagobert Michelsen via buildfarm buildfarm at lists.opencsw.org
Wed Jan 1 23:23:57 CET 2014

Hi folks,

(f’up on maintainers@ after some discussion with Maciej)

Am 29.12.2013 um 14:49 schrieb Maciej Bliziński <maciej at opencsw.org>:

> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 04:43:49PM +0100, Dagobert Michelsen wrote:
>> Am 28.12.2013 um 13:49 schrieb Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński <maciej at opencsw.org>:
>>> Did you notice how quiet the maintainers mailing list has become? 25 messages compared to ~130 in previous years, I'm wondering if something's wrong?
>> I'm afraid nothing is wrong and people are just moving away :-( Rupert announced
>> to not use Solaris any more, Phipsy also, and very few new maintainers.
> Yes, maybe it's a fundamental problem where the use of Solaris goes
> down, and the general interest in packages does too.
> We had an influx of new people at some point, but it did not result in
> too much actually built packages. We've failed to follow up on them for
> more than a year and I fear that the opportunity is gone. For example,
> I contacted axisys, he responded and said wants to create a package with
> something, and he disappeared again.
> I think we've lowered the entry barrier, but maybe our packaging system is
> still arcane and based on tribal knowledge?
> Maciej
> P.S. Feel free to move this conversation to maintainers at .

For me I can say I am spending more and more time doing actually upstream work
like porting, communicating build issues and inspecting our buildbot results.
This generally raises the bar on actual packaging work for me, unfortunately
I can’t see a way around this.

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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