As of this writing, there are over 140 orphaned packages in the CCR, some with as many as 9 votes.
Some of these orphaned packages are out of date, some are broken, but others work perfectly, and were just disowned because their maintainer could no longer take care of them.
Among the orphans are many games (assaultcube, angband), development versions of popular apps (bangarang, smplayer2, kdevelop, xbmc), tools for interacting with different types of phones and other devices (Windows CE, Android), and much, much more.
If you have a bit of time on your hands, please take a minute to look through the orphaned packages, and see if there are any you would like to adopt.
If you currently maintain packages in CCR, and would like to put some of them up for adoption, and only disown them if someone else is willing to adopt, just leave a comment below with the name of your package and a link to it's CCR page.
The CCR Adopt-A-Thon will remain open for one month (until mid-June), after which all orphaned packages that are not required by another non-orphaned package will be removed from the CCR. If you want any of these packages to stay in the CCR, please go and adopt them now!
Last edited by george (2012-05-19 19:05:14)
This is a great idea, I'm willing to maintain a few.
Great! I noticed you had adopted and updated a few already.
Only 137 packages to go.
george, you should post this in chakra-project.org/news to get more exposure.
Just a reminder, there are only about two weeks remainging until the Adopt-A-Thon ends, and all remaining orphaned packages that are not dependencies of another maintained package are deleted.
There are still over 100 orphaned packages in the CCR, so please, if you have not done so yet, take a look and see if there are any you wish to adopt.
Some of the packages still available:
much of Plasma Active: http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.ph … ns=Orphans
iscan: http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.php?ID=1237 (as well as many individual drivers)
capt-src (printer driver): http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.php?ID=3154
some ibus packages: http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.ph … ns=Orphans
And many more!
The full list of orphaned packages is here: http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.ph … &SB=v&SO=d
Last edited by george (2012-06-02 17:43:28)
I'm new here, (and a bit new in chakra too), and I have a few questions:
1 - I don't know yet how to maintain a package, are there time to learn this before the deletion of the orphaned packages?
2 - I was interest in maintain stellarium, is it difficult to maintain? (because I'm a newbie and don't want to get in too much trouble in my first try hehe)
It's fairly simple to maintain a package. Pick one your interested in and make sure to watch developer websites, git pages, and the aur page to see if it gets updated. Then most of the time you simply have to update the md5sums and double check against the arch pkgbuild.
Double check against Arch PKGBUILD? Please start checking Chakra first. Many packages are build different, Arch builds almost all with all GTK and Qt libraries enabled, not the way in Chakra. In Chakra you'll notice naming is followed as how a package is named upstream (example KDE).
I was talking about the build instructions not dependencies and checking for any typos. Also the developer might be the one maintaining the package and you can get news regarding updates and bugs.
Last edited by enoop (2012-06-14 05:03:30)
In case you did not notice, stellarium is already maintained, what is orphaned is the bzr version:
http://chakra-linux.org/ccr/packages.ph … earch=+Go+
In any case, check post #20 here for some quick tips on importing and maintaining packages.
http://chakra-project.org/bbs/viewtopic … 495#p55495
If you need more info, just ask away!
Thanks for the replies, :-)
I will start to check that post and the packaging tutorials this weekend tetris.
Sorry for confuse the packages, had not noticed that this was the bzr package (well, I noticed, but did not saw the other one), now I need to think a bit if that's really the package that I want to try first.
Sad panda is sad that:
a) Plasma active packages are no more and
b) his life is too crazy to maintain them himself
Seems somehow wrong, that KDE's premiere distro doesn't have KDE's leading edge interface. :'(
Seems somehow wrong, that KDE's premiere distro doesn't have KDE's leading edge interface.
However, it seems completely right to me that a desktop distribution doesn’t have an interface for «all types of tablets, smartphones and touch computing devices such as settop boxes, smart TVs, home automation or in-vehicle infotainment».
However, you can maintain the packages yourself, either in the CCR or in the apps official repository. New contributors are always welcome, and we will help you all the way