Maintainership of KMail
sanders at kde.org
Sun Dec 1 07:48:37 GMT 2002
I am willing to give this proposal a try.
I accept Ingo's offer.
Ingo can you please update the about box. I would prefer the term
Adopter if possible. Whether people remember it or not there was a
time when I cared for KMail after all others had abandoned it and I
would like that to be formally recognized.
Don Sanders / sanders at kde.org
KMail Adopter / kmail.kde.org
KDE PIM Co-founder / kdepim.org
KAddressbook Founder / kaddressbook.org
KDE Contributor / kde.org
On Sunday 01 December 2002 04:27, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> On Friday 29 November 2002 10:53, Don Sanders wrote:
> > Hi Ingo,
> > With the make_it_cool changes being merged into HEAD and
> > Michael formally retiring it appears there is the chance for some
> > outstanding issues to be addressed.
> > As I wrote to Micheal several months ago before the conflict
> > started I do think you have effectively been maintaining
> > the KMail package for some time now. And I think it is
> > appropriate for you to be recognized as a current KMail
> > maintainer.
> > I also do have grievances of my own, I would like the fact that
> > I adopted the KMail package when it had been adandoned to be
> > recognized, and the fact that I am still actively contributing
> > to be recognized.
> > I would like to share maintainership of the KMail package with
> > you.
> After discussing this issue a little bit with Don in a short
> private mail exchange and proposing an alternative to him that he
> turned down I accept this offer since any other solution would put
> KMail in danger of a fork. Don already proved that he wouldn't
> hesitate a second to fork KMail. I'm a little bit disappointed that
> he can't accept what apparently all other KMail core developers
> agree on (Thanks, guys!). Whatever. Now that this issue has been
> resolved we can go back to work.
> > That means we would have the final say about what is accepted
> > into KMail. In the hopefully unlikely event of an irreconcilible
> > difference of opinion between the two of us I guess it makes
> > sense for Coolo, a respected KDE and KMail developer to cast the
> > deciding vote.
> I'm sure Coolo would do a great job as tie-breaker. But I would
> prefer to have all KMail core developers as tie-breakers in case
> there should ever be a disagreement between Don and me. I hope it
> will never be necessary to break a tie.
> > So basically I would like to make the following change to
> > main.cpp and resume working with you in HEAD.
> > + about.addAuthor( "Ingo Kl\303\266cker",
> > I18N_NOOP("Maintainer"), "kloecker at kde.de" ); + about.addAuthor(
> > "Don Sanders", I18N_NOOP("Adopter"), "sanders at kde.org" );
> I prefer
> + about.addAuthor( "Ingo Kl\303\266cker", I18N_NOOP("Maintainer"),
> "kloecker at kde.de" ); + about.addAuthor( "Don Sanders",
> I18N_NOOP("Maintainer"), "sanders at kde.org" ); since it doesn't make
> sense to use different terms for the same job.
> BTW, IMO the term "release coordinator" doesn't fit since a
> maintainer's job consists of much more tasks than the job of a
> release coordinator. This term was only chosen as interim solution
> for KDE 3.1.
> > - about.addAuthor( "Michael H\303\244ckel", I18N_NOOP("Current
> > release coordinator"), "haeckel at kde.org" ); - about.addAuthor(
> > "Don Sanders", I18N_NOOP("Core developer and former maintainer"),
> > "sanders at kde.org" ); about.addAuthor( "Stefan Taferner ",
> > I18N_NOOP("Original author"), "taferner at kde.org" ); -
> > about.addAuthor( "Ingo Kl\303\266cker", I18N_NOOP("Encryption"),
> > "kloecker at kde.de" ); + about.addAuthor( "Michael H\303\244ckel",
> > I18N_NOOP("Former maintainer"), "haeckel at kde.org" );
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