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Re: Reordering etc/NEWS

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Reordering etc/NEWS
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 19:07:53 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.98 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     I think you overreact.  A simple request for your current release plan
>     hardly qualifies as making a mountain out of a molehill.
> No.  What qualifies as making a mountain out of a molehill
> is making a big deal out of 2 weeks.
> Thus, the message as a whole constitutes badgering.  It demanded that
> I state my "current release plan", and to back up this demand, it made
> a mountain out of this 2-week molehill.
> When people badger me, I do not give them what they want.  Thus, of
> course I gave absolutely nothing of what was demanded.
> I will consider the proposal if it is requested by a substantial group
> of people who are treating me with respect over a period of time.

You will consider the proposal of actually telling the developers what
kind of work should be done on what branches only if a substantial
group of people who are treating you with respect over a period of
time will make it?  The last time I looked, this request _was_ placed
by a substantial amount of developers that have treated you with
respect for years.

Indeed, there is still nobody who does any commits against your
wishes, even though you don't even bother to tell people this wishes.
Whatever one wants to think of your purported impression of
"badgering", development _and_ motivation of developers is stalled.

And the situation where nobody knows anymore what branch is supposed
to contain what work, and what kind of work can even be done at the
moment, is very, very bad for Emacs development, and I don't see that
badgers have any involvement with that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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