[debexpo-devel] For those who care about debexpo :)
email at christoph-haas.de
Sun Feb 1 20:08:51 CET 2009
On Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009, Jonny Lamb wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 22:25:55 +0100, Christoph Haas wrote:
> > actually debexpo didn't get much love in the past months and Serafeim
> > has asked about the status of his patch. So I thought I'd take the
> > opportunity and ask about the future of debexpo. Jonny has finished
> > the project well during last year's google summer of code. IMHO
> > there's still a lot of room for improvement. But I'd assume that Jonny
> > just isn't as interested in the project any more as much as Ondrej,
> > Serafeim and I am.
> It's not so much that I'm not as interested in the project any more.
> It's just other things came up, I got a cool job, and I'm back at
> university now which takes up quite a lot of time. Anyway, regardless of
> my reasons, I cannot deny that I'm not putting enough time into debexpo
> as of late.
We all have our reasons. Just ask my sponsorees how much they like that
some idiot crashed into my car and I spent the last days searching for a
new one, dealing with lawyers and insurances... It's common for us
underpaid open-source hackers to have a private life.
> > So I'd like to ask you, Jonny, if we can open up the repository and
> > let other people contribute more directly. Like giving everybody
> > commit right or at least have someone else channel the commits into
> > the main repository.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I never got the impression the repository
> was "closed". After all, with Git, everyone has commit rights!
The main repository (http://debexpo.workaround.org/debexpo.git) is still
yours. Nobody except you currently has commit rights there. If you think
it's okay that Piotr, Serafeim and I push changes there then let us know.
I'll add our SSH keys then. The changes would still be visible on the
debexpo-changes mailing list so it would be clear what people change.
Do I take that as a "feel free to add their SSH keys and have them push
directly to the repository" or rather a "send me your patches and I'll
promise to accept or deny them in a timely fashion"?
> You probably should have booted me months ago for my
> So, I'm finding it hard to find time for debexpo coding at the moment,
> but I'm sure I've time to be its maintainer. After all, and I try not to
> sound too big-headed here, but I probably know the most about debexpo
> and its previous design decsions, being the sole author so far.
Definitely. I have followed the changes during the GSoC time. That doesn't
mean I'm acquainted with what goes where. Nobody has as much insight as
you do. That's why we need you. Only if your interest had dropped to zero
I'd ask you to admit that to keep the project from dying.
> I also
> feel I'm a little more a Git man than Christoph (no offence intended).
Bastard. Now I've changed most of my projects to Git anyway. You should
never have told me about it. Just don't tell the Mercurial people. After
an odyssey of cherry picking, borked unbundling and spam branches I've
finally given in. It's all your fault! ;)
> Would you be okay if I continued with being the maintainer, but not such
> an active coder, Christoph? If you're not comfortable with it then
> please do feel free to say no!
I'm totally comfortable with that. The only reason I sent the former
posting to the list was seeing other people trying to contribute while
nobody seemed to be listening. I could have imported their changes into
your main repository but I didn't want to overlook you. Nobody's taking
A guess is just a guess until you turn it into a pie chart.
Then it's an analysis. (Scott Adams)
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