On Thu, 31 Jan 2008, Callan Barrett wrote:
I was thinking about this for a while and finally decided to write the email. I've been doing this thing for about 12 months now and to be honest it's gotten really boring lately being a TU, I now think packaging is the most tedious and annoying process ever and I don't think I can be bothered doing this anymore. Anyway, I maintain 75 packages in community, most of which being the xfce-svn ones, but they're all pretty easy to maintain.
I don't know exactly what should happen to the xfce-svn packages, although it would be great if another TU maintains them it is a lot of packages and it might be best they go into unsupported for now, if anyone is interested there is a script I have to automate the whole process of updating it. The rest of the packages are pretty minor, maybe even don't need to be in community, and it wouldn't be hard to just pick a few out.
So there we go, I'll probably stay involved with Arch but definitely not the packaging side of it. Good luck to the rest of the TUs.
Thanks for your work on the community repo.
I'll grab comix and unace if noone else is interested.