[Catalog-sig] Updating a package that I don't maintain?

Matt Billenstein matt at vazor.com
Fri Feb 1 22:04:50 CET 2008

Thanks guys, it's LGPL, so I'll put up a modified package and patch on
my website -- when/if the maintainer gets around to releasing a new
package with this fix, I'll take this page down.



On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 08:25:59PM +0100, "Martin v. L?wis" wrote:
> >Hi, I have a bugfix for the Python cjson package:
> >
> >http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-cjson
> >
> >I submitted a patch to the package author 12/18/2007 -- no response and
> >no newly released package which makes me think he's not actively
> >maintaining it any longer.
> >
> >Is there a process in place if someone other than the current maintainer
> >would like to make an update to a package?
> No. One option would be to fork the project, assuming the license allows
> for that (i.e. it allows you to modify the source, and to distribute
> the original code along with your modifications).
> However, I would recommend to wait. A month is nothing. If there is no
> response within a year, and after 4 pings or so, you may start to worry.
> In any case, PyPI has nothing to do with this. It only indexes the 
> packages, but has otherwise no relationship to them, or control
> over them.
> Regards,
> Martin

Matt Billenstein
matt at vazor.com

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