Maintainer searched

Dave Korn
Mon May 8 09:46:00 GMT 2006

On 04 May 2006 10:22, Dave Korn wrote:

> On 03 May 2006 21:43, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, May 03, 2006 at 10:24:19PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
>>> there is not enough time to maintain all my packages.
>>> Who wants to maintain one or more of my packages, maybe Yaakov wants to
>>> take over some of the GTK+ related packages?  Then there are some more
>>> major packages which really require a maintainer with more time than I
>>> have (i.e. GCC, Perl).
>> Hi Gerrit,
>> I completely understand.
>> I'm wondering if Dave Korn or Brian Dessent would consider maintaining gcc?
>> cgf
>   I will definitely consider this quite seriously.  I'm always a little
> stretched for time but gcc is just one thing to take care of (albeit several
> packages) and I do have a lot of compiler experience.  I'll spend some time
> at the weekend reading all the gbs and packaging-related docs and rolling a
> set of releasable gcc packages so I can get a feel for the amount of
> workload it's likely to place on me and come back to the list with a
> definite answer Monday. 

  Well I didn't finish rolling the lot over the weekend owing to reasons I'll
explain on the talk list, but I'm saying yes anyway.  First thing I'll do will
be reroll a 3.4.4-2 with the fix for PR-whateveritis about the C++
strings-vs-dlls problem.  Once that's done and seems ok, I'll look at making
an experimental package from one of the gcc 4 series.  (Anyone got any

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