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To: Paul Zastoupil <paulz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Justin Moore <justin@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Freeciv Developers <freeciv-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: Documentation, Usability and Development
From: Raimar Falke <hawk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 19:46:09 +0100
Reply-to: rf13@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 09:30:52AM -0800, Paul Zastoupil wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 12:03:57PM -0500, Justin Moore wrote:
> > 
> >    But then it's "the AC people" or "those wacked-out bleeding-edge
> > development people" and not "The Freeciv Unstable Tree".  Most major
> > projects that I know of have more than one major branch "officially"
> > sponsored by the same people.  I'm not saying that you personally have to
> > manage the unstable tree; in fact I think someone who's a bit more willing
> > to take risks would be better suited for it.  You do a good job of keeping
> > the main tree clean, reducing bugs, and are very strict about what you
> > accept.  This is excellent for the main tree, but can stifle major
> > changes.  We need another maintainer who's willing to manage the unstable
> > branch and let code mature until it's stable.  Unfortunately I have
> > neither the time or the experience to do this, otherwise I'd be willing to
> > put my money (and time) where my mouth is. :)
>  "Unfortunately I have neither the time or the experience to do this"

> This is the consistent problem with all the high ideals that hit this list,
> my own included.  And until we have the pool of talent and available time
> its probably best to plod along with what we have.  Some things are going
> very slowly, but thats better than not moving at all. 

Ack. This is an open source project. We choose how much and in what
parts we invest time.


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