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Old 02-08-2020, 09:03 PM   #1
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Question Unmaintained Slackbuild Packages


Hey all,
I'm wondering if there is a way to see all the SlackBuild packages that do not currently have maintainers. I've written my first package, it was accepted, and I'm thinking taking over maintenance of some others might be a way I can actual contribute to the community (since I'm more of a user right now then a dev).

It seems that just a search on SB for "unmaintained" does not get any hits, so the search is likely not going through the README files (or something). Anyway, is there a simple way of seeing the packages without current maintainers?
 
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Orphaned packages are one of the most frequently discussed matters on the SlackBuilds-users mailing list. Right now they're discussing Marcel Saegebarth's orphaned builds and who is willing to take over what. I'd strongly recommend subscribing and speaking up when you see a project you'd like to assume.
 
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:33 PM   #3
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Check the Changelog? For instance "libraries/jbigkit: Marked as orphaned (no SBo maintainer)"
 
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Anyway, is there a simple way of seeing the packages without current maintainers?
https://slackbuilds.org/advsearch.ph...ed&stype=maint
 
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Old 02-09-2020, 03:16 PM   #5
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Orphaned packages are one of the most frequently discussed matters on the SlackBuilds-users mailing list. Right now they're discussing Marcel Saegebarth's orphaned builds and who is willing to take over what. I'd strongly recommend subscribing and speaking up when you see a project you'd like to assume.
Yeah this is great, this is exactly what I did.

So now I can see there is a list of old packages that are "on the cusp", so I'd like to take over a few.

I'm not sure if anyone is actually on that list here, but now that I've joined I want to know how to respond to an old topic, so I can get my name on some of these. Anyone know how to do that?
 
Old 02-09-2020, 04:13 PM   #6
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Also see this page https://slackbuilds.org/DeadSBoBuilds
 
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Yes that's list I'm talking about now - they are discussing it on the SlackBuilds mailing list, but I don't know enough about how the mailing list works to respond to the relevant message and let them know which I'm interested in.

But I'll just lurk and figure it out, thanks!
 
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Thanks! :-) I was intrigued to see mrxvt appear there. It's one I use, and I am actively developing a fork of it called MisterX, so have some familiarity configuring/building it.

But then today someone on the list pointed out that the mrxvt SlackBuild -is- being maintained, and it shouldn't be on the list at all.

Not that I need yet another project anyway :-D
 
  


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