[Slackbuilds-users] Unmaintained Slackbuilds: Uget, Gajim, GTK-Recordmydesktop, LyX

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Wed May 11 04:08:51 UTC 2011

Sorry it ends like this, but I don't know what else
I/we can do to make this clear, and I *just* mailed
this very list about it on May 3rd:


As I just told someone else privately, it probably doesn't
seem like that big of a deal to you -- after all, it takes
me/us at most a minute or so to fix that, right?  Let's go
with that...

Since we re-opened the submission form, we've received 
almost 200 of them.  I've personally checked 50+ of those
as of right now.  If each of those required one extra 
minute, then I've lost almost an hour of my time.  That's
an hour of volunteered time; an hour that I'm not using to
check other builds, or spending with my wife and/or kids,
or whatever.  The point is that I/we get tired of having 
to do the same edits over and over and over to these README
and slack-desc and even SlackBuild files, and the nice
reminders (see the first entry in the ChangeLog) aren't 
working, and the non-so-nice-but-nonspecific reminders 
aren't working, so what's left?  

Yeah, I'm being a whiny bitch right now, and the last thing
I want to do is chase away maintainers, but at the same time,
I'm sick of picking up the slack (no pun intended) for others.
I hope you'll reconsider, but that's your call.


On Wed, 11 May 2011 05:50:45 +0200
Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér <mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk> wrote:

> I will no longer be maintaining my Slackbuilds on SBo.
> What I have is minor, and I do not know if I am the only user, but if
> anyone is into Uget, Gajim, GTK-Recordmydesktop or LyX, go ahead.
> -mjjzf
> Begin forwarded message:
> Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 11:36:24 -0500
> From: Robby Workman <rworkman at slackbuilds.org>
> To: mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk, SBo Admin List
> <slackbuilds-devel at slackbuilds.org> Subject: Re: [Slackbuilds-devel]
> New SBo Upload: lyx
> On Mon,  9 May 2011 03:39:27 -0400 (EDT)
> SBo Admin List <slackbuilds-devel at slackbuilds.org> wrote:
> > New upload: lyx.tar.gz (mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk)
> > Maintainer: Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér
> > Email: mjjzf at syntaktisk.dk
> > Category: Office
> > Keywords: lyx,latex
> > Version: 2.0.0 (db: 1.6.8)
> > Home Page: http://www.lyx.org
> > Sources (32bit):
> > ftp://ftp.lyx.org/pub/lyx/stable/1.6.x/lyx-2.0.0.tar.xz MD5SUMS
> > (32bit): 005dc04ad01e1b2bd92ec86b6235f8b1 Sources (64bit): 
> > MD5SUMS (64bit): 
> > Slackware: 13.37
> > Comments: Updated build of LyX for just-released v2.0.0.
> Why did you give us a README that was different from the
> one in our repo?  It had no significant changes other than
> the lack of linewraps.  This is *exactly* the sort of thing
> that led to my hostile message on the -users mailing list...
> -RW
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