[arch-dev-public] Second list of removal candidates

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Thu Nov 15 13:06:07 EST 2007

On Thu, 15 Nov 2007, Roman Kyrylych wrote:

> 2007/11/15, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca>:
>> On Wed, 14 Nov 2007, Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>>>> font-bh-ttf     should we keep it?
>>> I can maintain it in Community, you can move it right there (if there
>>> are no objections).
>>> Instead, I'd like to bring ttf-freefont and ttf-liberation to Extra,
>>> which are much more important.
>> Why moving it (and the other packages you propose to adopt) to community?
>> Why not adopting them and maintaining them in extra? To me it seems like
>> unecessary work, unless you have a personal preference in maintaining suff
>> in community.  I don't see any problem in keeping most of these packages
>> in extra IF they have a maintainer. The 'if' is the key part here.  Some
>> of the packages that were/will be removed are more worthy to remain in
>> extra than some stupid package like xsnow but the fact of the matter is
>> that they don't have a maintainer while xsnow has one.  Unless someone
>> think of them being worthy enough to say: "Wait a minute! This package
>> should stay in extra. We must find a maintainer for it.", much like what
>> has happened with bind and exim, they 'll go in unsupported.
> Yeah, that's kind of my preference to maintain not so
> popular/important packages in Community.
> That's the subject of "Extra/Community line & Mantle/Crust" thread.
> Plus, I used to maintain all packages in Community, because I was
> doing just bugtracker work with no package maintaining in Extra in the
> past.
> That doesn't mean I don't want to move some good Community packages to
> Extra though.

If you are interested in these packages, please adopt them so I can remove 
them from the wiki list, but I won't move them to community.  You'll need 
to do that yourself. The reason is that I'm against the repo 
reorganization idea, at least in its actual form (you are probably already 
aware about that ;) ). Plus, no decision have been made upon the matter 
and the cleanup itself is already a lot of work.

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