[Portland] xdg-utils upstream status (Re: Bug#514882: lintian: please remove the su-to-root check in desktop files)
fabo at debian.org
Tue Jun 29 04:09:47 PDT 2010
> This is a sad story and as far as I can tell the general story hasn’t
> changed drastically (no new releases and files in CVS seem to be
> changing very slowly).
I disagree.There's no new release, true but fix are commited on a
regular basis and when time permits.
We don't have a thousand contributors but we're still alive.
> so by that standard I guess one of us should just take up the mantle.
> More realistically, do you think it would be reasonable to coordinate
> with the other "large" distributions (Fedora, Gentoo, SuSe) to
> maintain a cross-distro collection of patches until a more active
> upstream develops?
We didn't have waited for you to do this.
Debian, Fedora, Mandriva and Ubuntu people has done some work and
pushed their patches upstream.
Most distributions ships a snapshot of CVS (still lack of a release).
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