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Re: The need for a libobjc maintainer

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: The need for a libobjc maintainer
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:53:13 +0000 (GMT)

> > We would be happy to have Andrew become libobjc maintainer. Andrew 
> > seems to have some motivation to apply outstanding patches and good 
> > ideas for the future. However, being the other large user of GCC 
> > Objective-C (and the major user of GNU libobjc), I think we would like 
> > to see a GNUstep developer be appointed as a co-maintainer.  I think 
> > it is important that we have some visibility and authority over the 
> > long-term direction of the system.
> >
> > If you agree, I'd like to nominate Nicola Pero. Nicola already has 
> > write-on-approval status with GCC and has actively been involved in 
> > patching and improving GCC Objective-C and libobjc.
> Yes, absolutely.  It would be good to have one maintainer who actually 
> lives on the GNU runtime day-to-day, and then another who has exposure 
> to the Darwin side of things (esp. differences between the GNU and NeXT 
> runtimes).  So, if Nicola agrees to run for office :-), I'm definitely 
> for nominating both him and Andrew.

Yes, I do.

Btw I think the idea of merging the two runtimes is brilliant :-)

But It'd require a lot of cooperation, and also a lot of work, so it might
be more of a long-term wish than an immediate deliverable.  But I'd be
very happy to help with it / coordinate GNUstep efforts to help with it.

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