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Re: Reordering etc/NEWS

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Reordering etc/NEWS
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:23:20 +0200

On 5/11/07, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

The MAINTAINERS file was born out of the last similar discussion we
had; it was supposed to become a starting point for bringing people on
board who would volunteer to become our experts for specific areas.
You can take a look at it: since its introduction in November 2001, it
got exactly 4 non-trivial changes, and an alarming amount of core
files and packages still have no responsible expert associated with

Although what you say it's true, it's also true that many elisp
packages, for example, have maintainers (which varying degrees of
"officialness") whose commitment is not explicitly stated in
MAINTAINERS: ada-mode, desktop, kmacro, ido, bookmark, eshell,
customize, vc, tramp, ibuffer, ps-*, gnus, etc. Moreover, many
packages are simple, or very infrequently updated, and do not need a
maintainer per se (not that it would be bad they had it, of course :)

So MAINTAINERS is not a good indicator of the status of support.


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