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Re: Reordering etc/NEWS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Reordering etc/NEWS
Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 18:46:22 +0300

> Date: Fri, 11 May 2007 13:23:20 +0200
> From: "Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> 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
> > them.
> 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 lists only core Emacs parts.  Those are the parts where an
unsafe change can cause serious breakage.  I think there was an intent
to add more files and packages to the list if most of those in the
current one would get their responsible individuals, but since nothing
happened, it died out.

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

It is a good indicator of support in the core areas.

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