Non-responsive maintainer: dridi

Greetings fellow package maintainers,

I'm starting the non-responsive maintainer process on myself because
the time I can dedicate to Fedora will significantly drop for the next
3 months. It wasn't that much to begin with...

I don't think I will be able to follow up on anything, especially
bugzillas, at best I plan to keep on reading what's going on on the
devel list. All my packages are rather low traffic and don't require
much maintenance. If you wish to become a co-maintainer, please
bypass me and follow the non-responsive maintainer process.

I'm not going away from Fedora, it will remain my main OS, and I plan
to stick around and revisit my involvement in a couple months.



Re: Non-responsive maintainer: dridi

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 07/24/2019 - 18:52

On 24. 07. 19 18:51, Dridi Boukelmoune wrote:
By following the process, all of your packages will get orphaned.
If that is your desire, shall we do it directly?

Re: Non-responsive maintainer: dridi

By Dridi Boukelmoune at 07/25/2019 - 14:32


That part, please don't :)

The reason why I'm encouraging people to become co-maintainers is
because I won't be unavailable forever, but longer than the orphan
grace period. If we do that they will be retired before I come back
and since I actively use most of the packages I maintain I'd rather
not go through a re-review.

Maybe I'm underestimating my availability, and maybe I will manage to
handle ACL requests myself...

My most active package is already co-maintained by Jens Peterson, and
if it weren't for a handful of Python packages I'd say most of the
time the rest is only touched for mass rebuilds and occasional
(straightforward) upstream releases. I do carry some patches, most (if
not all) of them were upstreamed and what's left is pending a release
upstream. Low maintenance these days...

What is certain is that I won't have time to proverbially sit down (on
my standing desk) and track bugs down, either as a reporter or as a
maintainer. Same thing for my stalled review requests I was hoping to
get done much sooner.


Re: Non-responsive maintainer: dridi

By Dridi Boukelmoune at 08/03/2019 - 17:10

I may be back on track in a couple weeks actually, I may have been too
pessimistic in the first place :]