Request for package removal
Request for Removal of slim package from Devuan I hereby request that the slim package, containing the SLiM Simple Login Manager, be removed from future releases of Devuan, at least from the Jessie and testing suites. It may have its place in unstable for the time being. The reasoning that leads to this appeal is as follows: 1. It has no upstream. The project has evidently been abandoned, the homepage was taken off the web, leaving behind a stale github mirror that as of today carries only a README file dated from 2016-04-12, containing the following information, verbatim quote: "Note: This repository was used as backup source and is no longer maintained."  2. SLiM has various apparent issues, notably: * not playing nice with X session managers * being unable to preserve the last chosen session between logins * it is a nuisance to provide user support for 3. The Devuan package appears orphaned, the code has not been touched for about a year. Considering its upstream is no longer maintained either, the package might impose a security risk not tenable for a stable release.  Cf. https://github.com/data-modul/slim
Edit: The assertion, the package had been dropped from Debian was an error on my behalf!