[Rubygems-developers] is this thing on?

Luis Lavena luislavena at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 21:38:17 EDT 2010

Hey guys,

Over the past months things have been very quiet in the RubyGems front.

Nothing has been planned beyond 1.3.7 release and several new bug
reports, patches, pull request and others have been entered in
RubyForge and GitHub without a single reply from you guys.

In case some of you missed, I've tried bring to attention 2 pull
request, but nobody except James or John replied to them.

So I've been wondering: what is going on? -- this goes specially to
Eric, who is lead and maintainer of RubyGems -- are you too busy?

Perhaps your work, life or dunno what is not letting you do anything,
but will be great we know about it so we can take a bit more
responsibility and take out the pressure of your shoulders.

We all have our projects and we drive them as we want, but I believe
RubyGems differs from those pet projects since is now considered part
of Ruby.

I'm reluctant to introduce changes to RubyGems without your blessing
or at least a Roadmap/plan for the project. This differs from my pet
projects where I can take things in any direction.

I know you don't owe us anything, but please take 5 minutes to let us
know what are your thoughts on this.

Pressure on RubyGems might start building up as newer 1.9.2-p0 release
start taking shape. I personally would like to avoid what happen with
0.9.5 and what almost happen with final 1.9.2-p0

Thank you for your time.
Luis Lavena
Perfection in design is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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