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From Gilles <>
Subject Re: [Math][Numbers] Release(s)? What? When? Who?
Date Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:20:16 GMT

On Sun, 9 Apr 2017 14:01:54 -0400, Rob Tompkins wrote:
> Has anyone created a Jira as a mechanism to track the decisioning
> process of classifying the other Jiras in a project?

Not sure if it's what you mean, but there already were issues
opened for tracking progress towards a release.


> Just curious,
> because it seems more appropriate than having that discussion out 
> here
> on the mailing list.
> Thoughts?
> -Rob
>> On Apr 8, 2017, at 9:12 AM, Gilles <> 
>> wrote:
>> Hi Rob, and all.
>> [Your mail arrived a bit mangled with other posts.]
>>> On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 08:05:07 -0400, Rob Tompkins wrote:
>>> > [...]
>>> You will have to pardon me Gilles, as I have, much like Gary, have 
>>> been
>>> quite busy of late. I suppose the main question here should be: of 
>>> the 101
>>> open, in-progress, or reopened, jiras, which most need to be in 
>>> 4.0. Can we
>>> sort them into two categories, 4.0 and 4.X? Do you mind if I try to 
>>> make
>>> some headway in this area? I will continue to read through the 
>>> issues to
>>> see wha
>> [Seems there was something more you wanted to say.]
>> Whatever you can do to clean up (request for feedback from the issue
>> reporter, sort issues, ...) is welcome of course.
>> Let me be clearer (if I can): I do not (and cannot) request that
>> contributors spend more time than they have at their disposal.
>> But I would like to know whether the situation is here to stay, i.e.
>> whether committers have lost interest in helping with CM and related
>> stuff.
>> I recall that I had announced, now almost a year ago, that
>> 1. I do not have the capacity to maintain CM all by myself, and that
>>   it was/is (IMHO) a disservice to current and future users to let 
>> the
>>   code rot,
>> 2. a viable alternative existed (IMO): more focused components (for
>>   codes which active contributors could maintain).
>> AFAIR, the proposal was well accepted by all "new" committers (5 
>> people),
>> but not by the majority of PMC members (who spoke out).
>> Since then, no PMC member has significantly contributed to CM so as 
>> to
>> advance towards a future release of the component as is (in the 
>> "master"
>> branch).
>> I ask a simple and direct question to all PMC members: Is it now OK
>> to save the pieces of CM (so that each can be mended at its own 
>> pace,
>> waiting the necessary workforce to do so), or do you prefer that 
>> _all_
>> the code gets less and less relevant (due to bugs or outdated 
>> practice
>> and that the community disappears?
>> Thanks for your attention,
>> Gilles

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