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Policy to accept new packages? (was: Re: [ITP] shellsupport-1.2.4-1)
* Sun 2004-10-10 Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please AT cygwin.com>
| On Sun, Oct 10, 2004 at 09:41:43PM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:
| >I want to maintain shellsupport, a simple (bourne) shell scripting
| >support helper. It is a commandline C program that provides those
| >features I miss when writing portable shell scripts, because they are
| >not covered by other portable (Posix 1003.2) tools.
| Is this offered by any other distribution? I like to limit package
| acceptance to something that would conceivably show up in Mandrake,
I would more like to see the policies to more like in Debian, where
- Any package would be good as well as somebody maintains it
- If package is unmaintained it is pulled off.
I think to would encourage people more into contributing. A discussion
about package's "merits" before it is included is rather a personal
opinion and tend to favor the look of ivory tower, so to speak.