[Nitro] Nemo svn repo

George Moschovitis george.moschovitis at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 07:07:20 EDT 2007


Perhaps, more people from the nitro and facets mailing lists should
email Tom. What is the email?

-g.



On 9/14/07, Trans <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Sep 14, 12:18 am, "George Moschovitis"
> <george.moschovi... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Tom,
> >
> > where can I find the current nemo source code?
>
> Well, I just got word from Tom Copeland last night. He's not going to
> let me take over the Nemo rubyforge project after all. Kind of irks
> me, and really gets me thinking about how Ruby is painting itself into
> a sort of corner. Think about this. RubyGems is now Ruby's official
> package system. Rubyforge is the official gem repository b/c RubyGems
> defaults to it as it's remote location. So unless one has a Rubyforge
> project, and more precisely, gem packages for download in that
> Rubyforge project, one's project might as well not even exist. So
> Rubyforge alone is responsible for what is and is not extant in the
> Ruby world.
>
> And yet they take no responsibility for keeping the repository clean
> and up to date; and they have no policy for dead projects. Case in
> point: nemo. If you go to the site: http://rubyforge.org/projects/nemo/,
> one can see clearly the project is dead. Kevin Howe put a big fat
> ***DEFUNCT*** in the project description. And Kevin Howe himself is no
> longer anywhere to be found --his email address is defunct; and I even
> put an APB out for him on ruby-talk, twice, to no avail. The project
> itself is a plugin for Wee, so I even made arrangements with Michael
> Neumann of Wee to host the old nemo.gem as wee-nemo.gem, so it
> wouldn't be totally lost. Hek, I figured, it might even revitalize the
> project. But apparently even that wasn't good enough.
>
> A case of sour grapes? Sure, a little. But it would be different if
> Kevin's nemo was a current and active project. It clearly is not, and
> so it just doesn't seem right that I can't name this project nemo b/c
> of it.
>
> T.
>
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