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Re: Danny Smith stepping down as MinGW maintainer
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:34:05 -0400
- Subject: Re: Danny Smith stepping down as MinGW maintainer
- References: <20070831145829.GA6450@ednor.casa.cgf.cx>
Christopher Faylor wrote:
Danny Smith sent email to the MinGW lists yesterday indicating that he
was stepping down as a maintainer. This is very sad news. Danny was
the key person responsible for most of the improvements made to gcc and
binutils for windows in the last couple of years. His contributions
will be sorely missed. This is a real blow for Windows versions of gcc
and binutils on both MinGW and Cygwin.
Are you sure that Danny is stepping down as both an
maintainer AND as an
maintainer for win32-related platforms? Danny's original message, while
ambiguous and worrisome, admits a number of interpretations. To me, it
seemed mostly concerned with administrivia related to the *sourceforge*
mingw project itself:
"I tred to remove myself from the mingw developer/admin group...[and
could not]...Please remove my admin and developer status"
Everyone seems to be assuming "the worst" -- and perhaps they are
correct and it IS time to panic:
(Doug Schaefer is considering switching his entire Wascana [Eclipse for
Windows] project from mingw to MSVC:
...but then again, maybe not. Danny has not yet responded to this question:
"I am in a little shock. Do you mean by this that you leave the
developing of gcc for mingw?"
Danny has the ability to unilaterally change gcc/MAINTAINERS yet he's
windows, cygwin, mingw Danny Smith <address>
Further, he has made no similar "bye" announcement to the gcc lists.
Regardless, I join with everyone else in thanking Danny for his work to
date and wishing him luck in the future.
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