[ubuntu-art] Tangerine Icon Theme Upstream Driver

Andrew SB a.starr.b at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 22:13:05 BST 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Dmitrijs
Ledkovs<dmitrij.ledkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All
> I've just submitted a patch for tangerine-icon-theme package to fix 3 bugs.

As it is in main I can't sponsor the fixes, but I've subscribed the
appropriate team.

> I did a -3ubuntu1 version. But it seems a bit odd, cause I thought it
> was an Ubuntu driven theme.
> Who is driver / maintainer of upstream launchpad.net/tangerine-icon theme?

The situation seems a bit odd. As far as I know, Canonical's art team
is indeed the upstream maintainer. Ubuntu's packaging though seems to
have been scraped in favor of syncing the Debian package maintained by
the Debian GNOME Maintainers.

> Who has access to change driver / maintainer?

The "upstream" tangerine-icon-theme project is owned by the
ubuntu-art-pkg. This team is in itself a bit of an odd creature that
might need to be reconsidered. Except for C.Kontros, I believe all of
its members are Canonical employees or not active in Ubuntu
development anymore (perhaps former employees?).  Kenneth Wimer seems
to be its administrator. Except for Ken, none of the members actually
seem to be active in the team. Though Daniel Holbach has merged my
personal community-themes branch in a few times for me.

A lot of the branches owned by the team seem to be unmaintained cruft.
Even tangerine-icon-theme which is still commonly used, hasn't seen a
commit since 2007-09-18. Except for the default artwork, the only
active project owned by the team seems to be community-themes which no
one from the team seems involved with. As of my upload of the other
day, community-themes in Ubuntu isn't actually in sync with that
branch anyways...

Perhaps it's time for a reorganization? Maybe move things like
tangerine-icon-theme and community-themes to a place where they can
more easily receive community contributions and move the default stuff
under the umbrella of the UX team or desktop team?

> Does anyone wants to actively maintain it?
> I would love to maintain it =) I'm not an artists but I love this
> theme and I'm a fairly good packager / autotools intermediate user.
> There are already a few submissions on launchpad bugs which I would be
> willing to investigate (legal / licensing) and incorporate.
> (I like breathe as well and I'm not intending to steal thunder ;-) I
> just want tangerine to still be in decent shape in ubuntu/debian
> archives)
> --
> With best regards
> Dmitrijs Ledkovs (for short Dima),
> Ледков Дмитрий Юрьевич
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- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

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