[aur-general] Discussion regarding TU Swiergot

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 14:48:39 EST 2009

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 13:51, Ghost1227 <ghost1227 at archlinux.us> wrote:
> Over the last few months, I have noticed that TU Swiergot has neglected his
> packages in community. I first noticed this with the cinelerra-cv package
> which was several months out of date and using the now-defunct cvs repo
> (cinelerra-cv switched to git two months ago). I posted a cinelerra-cv-git
> package to the AUR and attempted several times to contact him. Two months
> went by and I got no reply from any of the several addresses he has, so I
> discussed the situation with another TU, then updated his cinelerra-cv
> package and sent him another email notifying him of the update. I have since
> taken a look through his packages and the bugtracker. He has several
> packages marked out of date (and some have comments explaining fixes), as
> well as a handful of open bugs on the bugtracker. Since I have been unable
> to contact him through any means, I propose orphaning his packages so that
> more available TUs can take over the responsibility for them. There are
> several that I would be happy to take over (assaultcube, cinelerra-cv, cube,
> dosemu, fcrackzip, nexuiz, qemu-launcher, stegdetect, steghide, supertux and
> maybe a few others), and some of his packages (including some of the ones
> i'll take) should be dropped to the AUR.
> Discuss

If he's been inactive that long (and iirc without notice) then
according to the TU bylaws, he should be removed as a TU.

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