Debian Bug report logs - #691199
RFA: ksh -- Real, AT&T version of the Korn shell

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@yahoo.co.uk>

Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:45:04 UTC

Severity: normal

Reply or subscribe to this bug.

Toggle useless messages

View this report as an mbox folder, status mbox, maintainer mbox


Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#691199; Package wnpp. (Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@yahoo.co.uk>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:45:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Oliver Kiddle <okiddle@yahoo.co.uk>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFA: ksh -- Real, AT&T version of the Korn shell
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:34:47 +0200
Package: wnpp

I'd be grateful if someone could take over. I'd be happy to help by
answering questions etc.

Despite my sponsor having been really helpful with this package it doesn't
seem fair to continue to go through him or the most efficient for that
matter. I think the package would benefit from someone more involved
with Debian. Certain annoyances with the Debian project coupled with
the fact that I now only use Debian stable (on ARM) are also behind my
decision to put the package up for adoption.

It'd be especially good to have someone interested in using this as the
basis for packaging the full ast-open set of software.

Thanks

Oliver Kiddle



Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#691199; Package wnpp. (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 23:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to John Dawson <eventser@yahoo.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Sun, 23 Dec 2012 23:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 691199@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: John Dawson <eventser@yahoo.com>
To: "691199@bugs.debian.org" <691199@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: I am requesting more information about adoption of ksh project
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 15:28:00 -0800 (PST)
[Message part 1 (text/plain, inline)]
Hello,

I might consider adopting your project, pending a greater understanding of the scope.

I have 20+ years professional software development experience in C/C++ for many Unix platforms, but recently I have done many things in C#, flash, java, and javascript.

I hate to see ksh languish as it is my shell of choice (in fact, the only one I'm willing to use), and I'm particularly sensitive to a bug so catastrophic that a simple cd ../<somedir> would fail. This is indicative of an absence of attention to the project that borders on near abandonment. I haven't worked on official open source projects before, so I'm unfamiliar with the concept of an "upstream" issue. I would ask what exactly (or who exactly) can introduce upstream issues, and what is the hierarchy of upstream vs. downstream with regards to making/adopting/publishing changes to the package. In other words, who has absolute control, and at whose mercy am I if I undertake this project? Who is the true owner, and where would I fit in?

Please contact me at wc -- at -- johndawson -- dot -- org (making the appropriate substitutions) to discuss the specifics outlined above.

John Dawson
[Message part 2 (text/html, inline)]

Send a report that this bug log contains spam.


Debian bug tracking system administrator <owner@bugs.debian.org>. Last modified: Fri Apr 18 03:52:31 2014; Machine Name: beach.debian.org

Debian Bug tracking system
Copyright (C) 1999 Darren O. Benham, 1997,2003 nCipher Corporation Ltd, 1994-97 Ian Jackson.