New software created for Ubuntu

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Jun 9 17:43:21 BST 2010

On Wed, Jun 09, 2010 at 02:47:59PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > > Thus it would help everybody to package it for Debian right from the
> > > start, get useful feedback from Debian users/contributors and then
> > > mark it as "Request For Adoption" if you don't want to maintain it in the
> > > long term within Debian. You could even advertise those RFA on -devel
> > > to increase the speed at which you'll find new maintainers.

> > I don't think that Debian developers in general would appreciate "fire and
> > forget" uploads of packages which are de facto orphaned.  Filing an RFP or
> > RFA, without an upload, sounds more reasonable.  Steve Langasek said that
> > this has been proposed as a general practice.

> RFP = without an upload
> RFA = the packages is already in the archive and you want someone to take
> over but you plan to continue maintaining it until then

> So I was only cautioning the proposed general practice (IIRC Steve only
> mentioned RFA in his mail) which I find a good idea.

No, because the RFP queue in Debian has been useless forever.  The proposal
was to use the RFA queue for all requests for a Debian maintainer of a
package present in Ubuntu, because you're asking for someone to adopt an
existing package - not to do the packaging.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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