Debian connection and "xlsxwriter" package

Sylvain Pineau sylvain.pineau at
Thu Sep 16 07:19:30 UTC 2021

Hi Christian,

We stopped maintaining the checkbox stack in debian  (checkbox-ng got 
removed from testing and unstable 2y ago).
xlsxwriter was one of our dependencies indeed and the recent uploads 
were all done by the Python module Team or sponsored by them.

Checkbox is a testing tool ( and was 
pre-installed in Ubuntu until 18.04.
Most of the related packages were maintained in Debian but we 
(Canonical) stopped when the Ubuntu phone project died.
Checkbox is still an active project but exclusively available via our 
ppa or as a snap package.

The following owners should be removed from xlsxwriter imho:

Maintainer: Checkbox Developers <checkbox-devel at>
Uploaders: Sylvain Pineau <sylvain.pineau at>,
            Zygmunt Krynicki <zygmunt.krynicki at>,

Is there a process I can help with to add xlsxwriter to ?
I can't really be a DM for this one, sorry.

Best Regards,

Sylvain Pineau

On 15/09/2021 14:07, c.buhtz at wrote:
> Hello together,
> I contact you because you are named as "maintainer" for "xlsxwriter" 
> package in Debian.
> But I can not find any more informations about "Checkbox". What is it? 
> Is there a Team behind you?
> Can someone tell me about the current maintain status of "xlsxwriter". 
> Are you still interested? Or how is the connection to Debiany Python 
> Module Team?
> I am a bit sad about that we (not you alone! ;) ) missed the last 
> Debian release to upgrade the package to upstream version.
> Kind
> Christian Buhtz

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