Fwd: vc-dev package, trying to contact the package maintainer

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 23:05:57 UTC 2017

Kay's message has not made it to the list, so I'm forwarding our
conversation about Vc. Kay says that we are the maintainers -- are we?
If so, I think we should update.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kay F. Jahnke <_kfj at yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 11:16 PM
Subject: Re: vc-dev package, trying to contact the package maintainer
To: Valorie Zimmerman <valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com>

Am 10.02.2017 um 01:08 schrieb Valorie Zimmerman:

> Hello Kay, sorry for the delay in answering.
> Unfortunately your post has already been deleted, possibly because
> this list gets lots of spam. Please resend, and I'll look for it, and
> allow it though -- or better, subscribe. We're not super busy list,
> and we're a friendly, helpful bunch.

good :)

I have just resent it (bounced again). Thank you for noticing. I tend
not to subscribe to lists for just one post, that's why I posted
without subscribing. There's also no indication on


That kubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com (package maintainer) is a closed
list, so I just gave it a shot...

With regards

Kay F. Jahnke


bounced message for reference:

Hi group!

I use Vc and I'd like to release software relying on it, but I don't
want to require users to download and build from source, so I'd like
to see a recent version of vc-dev in the package sources, but the
package in the package sources is (very) out of date. A recent version
of the sources is available from


I have tried the suggested ways of dealing with my problem and asked a question:


To no avail... I know ubuntu is not a rolling release etc...
I also eventually found a bug report concerning the issue:


I added my bit of text, right after the release of 16.10 where I'd
vainly hoped to see a recent version of Vc appearing. Next thing I see


which suggests to me that 17.04 is set to use the same old version. So
I now try to contact this list (it's listed as the maintainer), since
I feel I've done what I can and I don't know what else to do. I don't
want to merely complain, if there is anything I can do to help sort
this out, I'd like to know, and I'd like something to happen before
17.04 comes out.

With regards

Kay F. Jahnke


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