[asdf-devel] I'm too busy right now to be able to do a good job with ASDF

Faré fahree at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 16:37:40 UTC 2009

I volunteer for the commit bit. I won't do anything far-fetching with
ASDF, but I will

* merge the ECL patch
* accept contribs outside of asdf.lisp itself (e.g. for TEST-OP and DOC-OP).
* try to improve ASDF:
  * make it use a configuration file https://bugs.launchpad.net/asdf/+bug/485918
  * make it able to upgrade itself https://bugs.launchpad.net/asdf/+bug/485687
* try to keep asdf.lisp itself small and recommend that unnecesary
features should be put in contribs instead.
* probably not work on anything but the above, so other maintainers
with commit bit may be needed for these.

I promise not to commit anything to the official repository that isn't
positively reviewed by at least someone else on the list.

I promise to not commit anything that is negatively reviewed, unless
there's a rough consensus of positive reviews that says it should be
done nonetheless.

Good luck with your endeavours, and thanks for recognizing you don't
have time as a maintainer.

[ François-René ÐVB Rideau | Reflection&Cybernethics | http://fare.tunes.org ]
The people cannot delegate to government the power to do
anything which would be unlawful for them to do themselves.
        -- John Locke, "A Treatise Concerning Civil Government"

2009/11/27 Gary King <gwking at metabang.com>:
> Hi,
> As you've all no doubt gathered, my time is hardly mine own these days and this looks to be a problem for at least the next six months. I've been living under the illusion that some personal stuff would be getting simpler sooner but I'm realizing that that is _not_ going to happen. sigh.
> So it's with regret that I need to say that I'm hardly the one to be doing ASDF maintenance and development right now. I'm happy to share the commit bit with those that would like it and hope to keep my hand in occasionally. I won't, however, be able to do anything at all far reaching.

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