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From Simon Pepping <spepp...@leverkruid.eu>
Subject Re: Status report for August 2009
Date Fri, 07 Aug 2009 20:09:01 GMT
On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 09:59:42PM +0200, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> 
> Other interesting statistics:
... snip ...
Thanks for the links.

> Generally, the (updated) report sounds fine.
> 
> One thing that concerns me a bit is the growing patch queue in Batik and
> FOP.
> 
... snip ...
> 
> Good patches that don't get processed will drive potential committers
> away at some point. And patches can go out of date. But I still have no
> recipe to get our project more active. I've been trying to recruit FOP
> users to participate in the development ever since I went independent,
> with only little success. Some people are often happier to pay for a
> little extension or fix (which made a good part of my income in the last
> few years) than to dive in themselves and take more control. And most
> simply expect others to work for them for free. And then there's the
> problem that spare fun time to do things not work/client-related is
> usually very limited. Sigh.

I agree. Do you want this concern included in the report? I prefer to
give a realistic view of the project's position. Therefore at some
point such concerns need to be expressed. Is that already in this
report?

Simon

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Simon Pepping
home page: http://www.leverkruid.eu

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