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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Maintainership, and whiners...

From: Karel Gardas
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Maintainership, and whiners...
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 21:40:52 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:

  > Blech, all this "Tom sucks as a maintainer" crap irks me quite
  > badly.  If people think he did such a bad job, why can't someone
  > step up as a maintainer and try doing a better job?  Seriously, I
  > dare you all.

  Well, Walter tried in the past and ArX is the result.

AFAIK, Tom was already maintaining larch/arch/tla/whatever at that
time.  And ArX was simply a silly fork because of differing opinions
about various stuff.  So I can't say that this was tried by Walter, if
anything, it was James Blackwell who tried it in the past.  But the
past isn't relevant here, so lets look into the future.

No, I was talking about more early days. Tom was maintaing larch and then was burned out and stopped maintaining larch. Walter started maintaining it, but IIRC after several months Tom went back and Walter after some not so polite discussion went away and started ArX from where he ended. Tom added mkpatch/dopatch written in C and then rewrote Arch in C completely providing tla.

PS: using Arch since September 2 2002 for MICO project development
Karel Gardas                  address@hidden
ObjectSecurity Ltd. 

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