[Ecls-list] Maintainer status update

Marco Antoniotti marcoxa at cs.nyu.edu
Sun Feb 23 12:02:46 UTC 2014

On Feb 23, 2014, at 05:51 , Daniel Herring <dherring at tentpost.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Feb 2014, Philipp Marek wrote:
>> I might change my/the main repository over to github, though - it's much easier to
>> accept pull requests there than to import patches from emails.
>> Or are there any better ideas?
> Hi Philip,
> Thanks for lending a hand.  Its nice seeing bugfixes get committed.
> Please don't switch to Github simply for pull requests.  Stability is 
> important for a project like this, and Github has a tendency to encourage 
> fragmentation...  It gets bothersome tracking repository moves.  If you do 
> start accepting pull requests over there, I would ask that you keep the SF 
> repository up to date as the "primary" master.
> Are these emailed patches using git format-commit and git-am?  If not, 
> then maybe encouraging their use would help you.

I second that.  DO NOT CHANGE ANY INFRASTRUCTURE CHOICES.  Even if I don’t work on ECL, these kind of changes are always very very disruptive for any community.

I also agree on the “fragmentation tendency of github”.


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