[arch-dev-public] status of xfce-svn
tom at archlinux.org
Mon Apr 2 06:52:22 EDT 2007
Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> We have xfce-svn group in Unstable repo, that was maintained by
> Shadowhand until he resigned as a maintainer. Because packages are not
> maintained now users fill bugreports about non-working packages.
> Is there a need in xfce-svn now? If noone is interested in maintaining
> them then I propose to remove them.
AFAIR the initial interest in these packages was due to the
longer-than-expected wait for the official 4.4 release. This is now in
extra for quite a while, and I know many former svn users have changed
over to it. xerverius, an Arch-using xfce dev who frequents the forum,
strongly recommends that course of action to anyone who will listen -
however, people hold out, for whatever reason.
I believe the expectation that people have of the unstable repo is that
it will provide the latest bleeding-edge-almost-to-the-point-of-failure
versions of whatever apps we put there. I used to see xfce-svn as the
unstable 'flagship', but that is no longer the case, and as it seems
nobody wants to maintain it, I agree that it would be better to remove
it from the repo.
Perhaps a TU would like to look after it in community?
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