YES a TU should want to contact a contributor before "adopting" a package. It begins as a common courtesy that we ALL should expect of ourselves.
It is NOT a good idea to mandate anything concerning amount of votes. On this particular issue there has been much discussion in the past. A simple search of the archives will be of benefit to understanding more completely just how fruitless the voting truly is. Specifically it cannot and was not ever meant to be a milestone of ANY kind when created.
Very best regards;
On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 3:57 AM, Edward Tjörnhammar email@example.com wrote:
On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Loui wrote:
On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:28:41PM +0200, Edward Tjörnhammar wrote:
I recently contributed a package 'inn' which I intend to continue working on. The package was added to [community] so I will continue with as inn-orig in AUR, user xhemi. If I were to become TU I believe that I can help to improve any number of packages in need of love but would continue with 'inn'. My sponsor is Sergej Pupykin.
Hey Edward. I'm curious why you are maintaining a package in unsupported that also appears in [community]? Is there a particular difference between inn and inn-orig?
Hello and sorry for the slow reply!
The back story is that i wanted a usenet service except leafnode. This was the only supported server at that time, so I decided to contribute 'inn' to AUR. Sergej must have thought that it was a nice compilation since he moved it to [community] with 0 votes. This however stopped me from working on it.. So after having contacted Sergej, I decided to upload another package and apply for TU, since both would allow me to continue to work.. The problem back then was that certain combinations of configure flags would break the build which I knew was very near a resolve. The package was only semi-functional but, at least, working.
When I, today, tested his build it works like a charm, so there is no need for 'inn-orig'. In the end I haven't had the time to do any additional work on the package.
I will get back to you guys once more when I've had the time to review the packaging guidelines and beautify the remaining builds.
As a side note and discussion topic for you guys, I think that a TU should not just move a package without any votes and that the TU should contact the current owner before moving it.