Bug#815641: geary: please package the new fork of geary

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Bug#815641: geary: please package the new fork of geary

Kristof Csillag
Package: geary
Severity: wishlist

The package hasn't been updated for almost a year now,
because upstream development has ceased.

Quoting to the wikipedia page for geary,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geary_(software)

> As Yorba Foundation stopped its activities and the future
> of this application was unclear, elementary OS still using
> this email client by default, has decided to fork the project
> on November 18, 2015, renaming the project to Pantheon Mail
> during the process.

Maybe Debian could also ship the fork, which is under active
development?



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Bug#815641: geary: please package the new fork of geary

Vincent Cheng-2
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Kristof Csillag
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> Package: geary
> Severity: wishlist
>
> The package hasn't been updated for almost a year now,
> because upstream development has ceased.
>
> Quoting to the wikipedia page for geary,
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geary_(software)
>
>> As Yorba Foundation stopped its activities and the future
>> of this application was unclear, elementary OS still using
>> this email client by default, has decided to fork the project
>> on November 18, 2015, renaming the project to Pantheon Mail
>> during the process.
>
> Maybe Debian could also ship the fork, which is under active
> development?

There seems to be activity on the mailing list, as well as potentially
new maintainers stepping up to take care of geary [1]. In light of
this, I don't think it's appropriate to ship the eOS fork as geary;
rather, I think Pantheon Mail should be packaged separately.

Regards,
Vincent

[1] https://mail.gnome.org/archives/geary-list/2016-March/msg00002.html