exiv2 maintainer-less

Simon Frei freisim93 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 14:37:12 GMT 2017

Exiv2 has moved to Github and seems pretty active there:
It looks like redmine on exiv2.org is still up and running, but all the
activity (issues and PRs) happen on Github.

On 27/09/17 07:08, Gilles Caulier wrote:
> Hi Marcel,
> I see also this message posted in Exiv2 forum.
> As explained in the message, there is nobody yet to maintain the library ?
> Another question is for the current implementation know as next
> 0.26.1, where XMP SDK will be separated from core library, as i follow
> in forum advancement. This will be released soon as planned or not
> (before Robin left) ?
> And the question still open : What we need to do now, especially If
> nobody want to coordinate the project ? 
> My viewpoint : wait and see, if somebody will respond to this message
> in Exiv2 forum.
> Gilles
> 2017-09-26 22:42 GMT+02:00 Marcel Wiesweg <marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
> <mailto:marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de>>:
>     Saw this via Facebook on the Exiv2 channel, posted by Robin Mills:
>     "I am retiring from Exiv2 at the end of this week (30 September
>     2017). I
>     announced last year that I would retire at the end of 2017. Alison
>     and I will
>     set off on Friday on a 9 week journey to visit friends and attend
>     2 weddings
>     along the way. It will be December when we return home. When
>     travelling, I’m
>     unable to do “heavy” development tasks, so whether I retire now or
>     Christmas
>     is effectively the same.
>     I will be available for consultation by email over the next few
>     months,
>     however I will not be dealing with the Forum or Issues reported on
>     GitHub or
>     Redmine.
>     It’s been an amazing adventure to be involved with Exiv2 and there
>     are several
>     folks to be thanked. Andreas, Niels, Ben, Luis, Alan, Michal and
>     Thomas B
>     instantly spring to mind. The Students from Google Summer of Code
>     and numerous
>     users with whom I’ve had enjoyable conversations. Alison and I
>     were invited to
>     a couple of weddings!
>     So 10 years of contributions and 10,000 hours of effort come to an
>     end. I hope
>     that someone will carry Exiv2 into the future and I assure them of
>     my support
>     if they require mentoring, or any other help I can provide."

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