[Portland] xdg-utils upstream status (Re: Bug#514882: lintian: please remove the su-to-root check in desktop files)
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Fri Sep 24 04:10:34 PDT 2010
I also share the sadness of this project being almost unmaintained.
I opened an account request bug to collaborate in February 2010 and no
replies. Can someone help me to get an account? I have continued
submitting some patches, doing more bug triaging, updating the wiki and
discussing things related to the development.
I have also migrated to Git and have a online daily updated git
repository with portland.
And the last, in July I proposed to postpone the three remaining bugs
and release 1.1. But again, no replies.
In any case, I'm still willing to maintain or co-maintain xdg-utils.
On Fri, 2010-09-24 at 10:26 +0200, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM, Fathi Boudra <fabo at debian.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >> 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.
> I beg to differ. I opened
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28394 in early June 2010,
> with a patch. It's still open, and holding up another bug I found.
> Does anyone care?
> The whole idea of xdg-utils seems incredibly useful, but the
> implementation is full of bugs (eg. spaces in filenames cause
> problems) and it's one of the least active projects I've encountered
> so far. I've held off using xdg-utils for anything in open source
> projects I work on because they're not up to scratch, the mailing
> lists are almost dead and you seem unwilling to accept patches.
> >> 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).
> > Cheers,
> > Fathi
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