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RE: non-setup information in setup.hint (was Re: Maintainers/PackagesList, 2003-11-22)

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Daniel Reed wrote:

> [snip]
> The current attributes I use in apps.xml are:
>   binary-only  (no lack-of-source checks)
>   ignore-before=X  (ignore new versions less than or equal to X)
>   ignore-freshmeat  (for Cygwin-specific packages)
>   maintainer  (just the name)
>   obsolete  (binary-only+ignore-freshmeat+no out-of-date checks)
>   related-to=X  (the directory this package goes in; libdb4.1-devel is
>                  related-to db4.1, which is related-to db)
>   withhold  (do not display in the PPL/MPL)
> Plus, I include URLs, dates for proposals, votes, reviews, etc., but those
> are probably things I should continue to maintain independently.

BTW, another piece of non-setup information that might be useful is an "up
for adoption" (or "orphaned") flag.
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