Firestarter (Chris Jones)

Greg Bair gregbair at
Sun Aug 29 15:38:26 UTC 2010

On 08/29/2010 10:27 AM, Krzysztof Klimonda wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 11:42 +0200, Davyd McColl wrote:
>> I think perhaps we have different views on what constitutes
>> "maintenance". As libraries that Firestarter depends on progress,
>> someone will need to maintain the package to make sure that it
>> installs correctly and works correctly. That's what "maintenance" on a
>> stable package means. Yes, it works -- for now -- but any package,
>> left alone in a dynamic system, will eventually fall behind and cease
>> to work.
> But, at least for now, it works and some people are still using it [1].
> Removing it from archive will force those people to find alternatives
> and migrate to them. In my opinion as long as application actually works
> (even if it provides only a subset of features underlying system has) it
> shouldn't be removed without a good cause.
> Cheers,
>  KK

Not to mention that in launchpad, firestarter has 55 open bugs[1].  So
obviously there is something a maintainer can do here.  It's not so
stable that it doesn't need maintenance/development.



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