I really need to be upfront and frank on this subject because it really upsets me. I am getting really tired of these petty political arguments getting in the way of making real progress on this project.
I am really not ready to hear "I don't wanna do this... I'm not gonna sign up for this service or that service because of some political reason." Free Software is a good cause and I have been fighting for it for about 20 years now. I joined GNUstep in 1999 and I have been adamant in my belief and protection of free software, but I have also watched GNUstep languish because of decisions sometimes made for political ends rather than for TECHNICAL ones.
If you don't want to use clang, fine.... if we leave gcc behind then I guess you'll need to fork. You don't like github, then I guess you're not writing bugs or contributing to the project. It's just as simple as that. Many of these decisions were made by consensus... moving to github was not my idea alone it was myself and the maintainers. Someone refusing to submit bugs due to the fact that they might need a github account isn't going to change that.
I shut down the savannah bug tracker for a very simple reason. WE AREN'T HOSTING SOURCE ON SAVANNAH ANYMORE. Contribute, make suggestions to make things better, but for GOODNESS SAKE make them for technical reasons.
For those who believe that we have received no benefit from moving to github, think again. Algoriddim likely would not be contributing unless we were there and also we have had a number of helpful pull requests due to being here. So, please, don't kid yourselves. Being on github has meant more exposure for the project which is a good thing.
So, I'm asking you... if you want to help this project leave your petty political arguments to one side and HELP THE PROJECT and stop WHINING!
FYI, This rant is not directed at one person, just the culmination of feelings that have been brewing in my mind for a while.
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11/01/19, 10:33:29 PM