state of Squeeze and Xarchiver and other minor releases?

David Mohr squisher at
Sun May 23 21:15:46 CEST 2010

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at> wrote:
> What's the state of both applications? I've seen tons of git commits
> fixing minor stuff and lots of translations update but never a release.
> Who is responsible for these apps?
> How's the release management generally going for all the other minor
> apps and tools? I see lots of cool translations updates and minor fixes
> all around but sadly they will never go into any distribution because
> they happen always right after a tarball release. Application and
> Goodies developer should IMHO ask for translations _before_ a release
> happens or should more quickly push out follow up release.
> How to you think about this?
> I don't want to end packaging everything from git shots for my
> distribution!

If you care about translations, you should read the translation
mailing list. Then you'd notice that most of the time the maintainer
asks for translation updates ahead of time. My guess is that some
translators miss the deadlines, but then commit the updates anyway.
Seems an Ok process to me.

If a component does a follow-up release for translations only is of
course up to the maintainer. Instead of making such general
statements, I'd suggest that you email the maintainer if you feel
strongly that enough updates happened. Maybe he'll agree with you.


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