[Slackbuilds-users] Maintenance of orphans

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Sat Dec 4 03:34:26 UTC 2010

On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:22:57 -0500
Matthew Fillpot <mfilpot at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 4:35 PM, Robby Workman
> <rworkman at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 16:43:47 -0500
> > Matthew Fillpot <mfilpot at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> With the recent rash of maintainers giving up their builds, I would
> >> like to request for the3 admins to add a list on the website of
> >> orphaned slackbuild scripts. This will make it easier for current
> >> and potential maintainers to view a complete list of available
> >> builds that need to switch hands.
> >> I currently have a list of all orphaned builds that were announced
> >> in the last month and would gladly pass it onto the site to start
> >> the list.
> >>
> >> In addition would it be possible to add a section to the site were
> >> people can request for builds to be made of known apps, so the
> >> maintainers can also review that list for future projects?
> >
> >
> > We'e got enough to do already :)  If someone wants to maintain
> > such a list, feel free to do so (and to periodically/as needed
> > provide a link on this list).
> >
> Thanks for looking over the idea Robby.
> I have found an individual who will volunteer some server space to
> accomidate this list which I will maintain.
> For those that are interested:
> What fields should we require a user to fill in when submitting a
> request for a new build so that it will give enough info for packagers
> to quickly determine their interest? At the very least I was thinking
> App Category, App Name, Link to Homepage and a Short description.
> I plan to pull similar data from orphaned builds to allow the two
> lists to be merged as one, so please try not to ask for too much.

I personally don't care what you ask for or how you do it; in fact,
I was actually talking about just a list of "abandoned" things so
that all of us will know.  Anything more than that is completely
unnecessary (IMHO) and as such, none of *my* concern  :-)


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