Martijn Klingens klingens at kde.org
Wed Sep 18 22:02:55 BST 2002

On Wednesday 18 September 2002 21:34, Marc Mutz wrote:
> Yet, this doesn't solve the problem at all. We have two
> people fighting for maintainership. One of them is accepted by the vast
> majority of developers, the other one is a valueable KMail developer
> that would be bad to lose, but who doesn't want anybody else but him
> maintaining KMail.

I actually see two of those. Neither Michael nor Don seem to allow the 'other' 
to be maintaining KMail. Michael isn't behaving a single bit better than Don 
in this dispute. Nor is he behaving much worse either, as both are rather 
stubborn for my liking. And both have their points. Both of them to me have 
roughly the same 'right' to the maintainership, so if they can't settle the 
issue cooperatively they shouldn't prevent the other from maintaining either.

Whatever way you look at it, I think Stephan was right in his conclusion that 
KMail shouldn't have a single 'Maintainer' guy.

How you guys solve it is up to you, but I think having a 'maintainer' isn't 
going to work anytime soon, unless a trusted third party is chosen as 
maintainer over both Michael and Don.

Can't you guys simply drop all issues and start coding again? KMail for 3.1 
needs to be stable, which serves the HEAD branch well. For the longer term 
(3.2) I am really looking forward to a change to the ueber-conservative route 
that KMail has taken the last few releases. Here Don's make_it_cool branch is 
looking incredibly exciting.

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