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#1 2013-06-24 19:15:53

aecepoglu
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What to do when can't get in touch with upstream

Hello guys,

I have been using a program (osd_cat) rather extensively, and wanted to add some features to it (say... to make it able to read stdin when barmode is enabled)

I have made the change and I want to get this change upstream.

I found the project repository ( at https://sourceforge.net/projects/libxosd/ )
I have contacted the two owners/maintainers of the project there, and got no responses from either one of them.

The latest change is in 2011/7.
But, the project is in the repositories of many distributions. So I suppose it is not considered orphan.


How should I go about dealing with this?
I wouldn't like to fork it unless I have to. Maybe they did receive my messages but chose to ignore them?

Cheers

Last edited by aecepoglu (2013-06-24 20:10:48)

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#2 2013-06-24 19:50:16

drcouzelis
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Re: What to do when can't get in touch with upstream

Related thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164241

You could try the author's direct email address, as is found on the Xine authors' page: pmhahn [at] titan.lahn.de

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#3 2013-06-24 19:54:25

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Re: What to do when can't get in touch with upstream

You can definitely fork the project as long as the license allows you to do so. If it has been a significant amount of time since you contacted the developers and did not get a reply, I suggest you to go as you wish.


  Never argue with stupid people,They will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.--Mark Twain
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#4 2013-06-24 20:08:46

aecepoglu
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Re: What to do when can't get in touch with upstream

drcouzelis wrote:

Related thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164241

You could try the author's direct email address, as is found on the Xine authors' page: pmhahn [at] titan.lahn.de

My bad, I forgot to search the forum smile Sorry about that

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