[arch-dev-public] Me and my packages: A sad truth

Sven-Hendrik Haase sh at lutzhaase.com
Sat Jul 30 16:23:11 UTC 2016

Hey Thomas,

Thank you for being honest and straightforward about this. Could you
provide a list of packages that are now orphaned due to this?

All the best. Glad to hear you are generally planning to stay onboard.


On Sat, Jul 30, 2016 at 1:48 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>

> Hello guys,
> for over a year and a half, I have barely been able to do any packaging.
> Between job, kids, real life and some time to relax, only a few hours of
> time remains here and there. Sadly, this time is not enough to be able
> to contribute significantly to Arch Linux.
> Until recently, I always thought to myself that I'll return to packaging
> very soon. The reality is that this won't happen. This is a hard step
> for me, but I have to be honest to my fellow Arch Developers, the users
> and most importantly, to myself.
> Just a moment ago, I orphaned all my packages except for joe and ovmf,
> which I plan on taking care of for now, since they'll certainly be
> dropped from the repos if I don't (I think I can handle two packages).
> For the time being, I won't be taking any new packages. I'll also see if
> I can unsubscribe from all bug reports.
> However, I am not gone completely:
> * I will still keep my Arch Linux package signing master key and take
> care of signing and revoking developer and trusted user keys.
> * I will keep an eye on release engineering and espeically the new
> netboot system I just set up recently.
> * I will always remain available to you all via this list, the private
> dev list, IRC, XMPP and e-mail for advice and help.
> My heart beats for Arch and its community and I doubt that will ever
> change. I am sorry that I let you guys down. Facing this sad reality is
> a first step towards improving this, and I certainly hope that at some
> point, I will return to a more active role.
> Best regards
> Thomas

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