Hey,

(removed the user list from cc, as this is a dev topic)

> The presence of an outdated and unloved package is almost worse than no package at all

I'd argue it IS worse.

> For sysadmins there is a huge win when something is packaged.

Definitely.

> lets not give up hope on John Ferlito coming to our rescue :-D
> The deps for the packages involved here just seem a bit snarled up, and should be easy enough to resolve, but it seems package maintenance is a thankless task.

If the current mess gets fixed, that'd be awesome. If someone then takes the time to show me how to update these packages, I'm willing to maintain them, esp for SMW and related extensions.

Cheers

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Jeroen De Dauw
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