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Calling out to the Mastodon community again: famous @fdroidorg Repomaker is looking for a new maintainer (and contributors). Should be familiar with F-Droid, Python, Django.

Please help keeping it alive!

Volunteers go to gitlab.com/fdroid/repomaker/is – others please boost, as usual 😉 Thanks!

@fdroidorg @fdroidorg Thanks for all the boosting, folks! This really spread. Unfortunately, noone spoke up at the linked issue and volunteered – so the project will now be marked "unmaintained".

Please do not count this as a "full stop", but rather the "start of a grace period" and "ringing of the alarm bell": Repomaker is not *yet* unpublished, so someone please step in before that happens!

(wanted 2 edit this toot but unfortunately deleted the otherone 😱 at 378 boosts & 70 fav)

@IzzyOnDroid @fdroidorg isn't it too late to jump in? Not sure if I could maintain, but I really could help with issues listed in the issue

@alexcleac @fdroidorg No, it's not too late YET. Nico is about to declare it unmaintained (as noone spoke up), but not (yet) to unlist. So please, speak up! Even if you're not sure whether you could maintain it – maybe someone else speaks up, and the two of you could do it together.

@IzzyOnDroid @fdroidorg not sure, how such things should be handled, though I have left my proposal. Now I think I'll clone the project and look through the code :)

@alexcleac @fdroidorg Thanks Alex! Nico should come back to you. He's the one who maintained Repomaker until now.

@IzzyOnDroid @fdroidorg is this a tool fdroid is based on? eg would fdroid die in the log term or needs a lot of more work, if this project is dead?

@IzzyOnDroid are there many users? seems theoretically interesting, but i am not sure if this has actual importance.

@gcrkrause I cannot tell. I'm not using Repomaker myself (but rather fdroidserver directly). But seeing how many boosts and likes the CallOut gets, I'd say it doesn't really lack some "basic importance" – definitely not just because I don't use it and you don't know it 😉

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