[tomboy-list] ANNOUNCE: New maintainer needed for Tomboy
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 11:06:37 PDT 2011
Thanks Robert, I appreciate that!
Oh, and one correction to my email: I skimmed the git log too quickly.
It's been 5+ years that I've been contributing to Tomboy, but just
under 4 that I've been maintaining it. :-P
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Robert Nordan <rpvn at robpvn.net> wrote:
> I can't say anything more useful than this: Thanks for all your good work
> and all your friendly help as maintainer, I can fully understand that
> Armstrong 2.0 is the most important project in your life!
> /Robert Nordan
> ----- Original message -----
>> Hi Tomboy Fans,
>> I've been maintaining Tomboy with varying success for a little over 5
>> years, and in that time I've tried to do my best to respond to bugs,
>> review patches, and put out releases in a timely fashion.
>> But anybody paying attention to things this cycle will have noticed
>> that I have not been doing any of those things reliably. I've skipped
>> several scheduled releases, have ignored repeated pings for patch
>> review in bugzilla, and haven't landed work on any of the features
>> (encryption, gnome-shell support) I had planned to work on for this
>> Until now I kept thinking "I'll get to it eventually", but that just
>> doesn't appear to be true. Other priorities (baby, mostly) have
>> replaced Tomboy for me. This has been a tough realization for me.
>> So, Tomboy is in need of a new maintainer. If this new maintainer
>> wants to stick with the GNOME release cycle, that means putting out
>> releases according to the schedule, paying attention to freezes, etc.
>> On top of that, a maintainer needs to keep an eye on bugzilla and work
>> with contributors to get their features/fixes into git (or explain to
>> them before they write a patch why their feature doesn't make sense
>> Since we have had some nice fixes early in the 1.5.x unstable series,
>> and GNOME translation teams have continued doing excellent work
>> upstream, I plan to release stable Tomboy 1.6.0 tarballs to coincide
>> with the release of GNOME 3.0 on April 4th. I would love to be able
>> to work with a new maintainer on this.
>> I won't be leaving the Tomboy community. I will stay on this list,
>> try to be active in IRC and bugzilla, and contribute code as I find
>> time. I will happily answer any questions a new maintainer might have
>> about how to put out releases, etc. But I can't be counted on as a
>> maintainer anymore, and you guys deserve better. ;-)
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