Re: Future of the Tryton suite in Debian
- Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2018 16:27:04 +0200
- From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Future of the Tryton suite in Debian
On Thu, 05 Apr 2018, Mathias Behrle wrote:
> I don't plan to continue the maintenance of the Tryton suite in my *free* time.
> The current evaluation of the situation shows unfortunately a different result:
> - After years of continued discussions and confrontations I have to realize,
> that the Tryton project still doesn't meet my least expectations of a real
> community project.
Can you elaborate? My own experience is limited and I have the feeling
that it's largely operated by Cédric Krier acting like a benevolent
dictator for life. But still it's much better than any other similar
project in this scope that I know of. I have been able to contribute my
changes and I even got commit rights on a module (account_fr).
> Furthermore the work of maintaining Tryton in Debian is
> quite low valued in Tryton.
But it is highly valued here in Debian and by the many tryton users out
> Constitutional questions and differing opinions
> are mostly considered annoying. There is a clear tendance to prefer exclusive
> instead of inclusive behavior (which e.g. recently led due to poor and
> repudiative communication to the removal of the OpenSUSE packages from the
Again, can you elaborate and be more specific?
> - The benefit of Tryton in Debian main is quite limited for our users. To get
> a sustainable solution it is mostly better to use the backports at
> debian.tryton.org. Thus the packages in main are indeed a very good base to
> start the backports from, but they are not really the best alternative for
> everyday use.
I am mainly using your backports, yes.
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer
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