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Re: New MI maintainer

Daniel Jacobowitz writes:
 > I'm glad to announce that GDB finally has an official MI maintainer
 > again: Vladimir Prus.
 > -- 
 > Daniel Jacobowitz
 > CodeSourcery

I must say I'm surprised by this appointment for several reasons.  When I
offered to act as maintainer, a year or so ago, although I had Eli's
support and other's endorsed it off-list, e.g., Alain Magloire, my offer
was declined.

I've contributed to MI for six years now while Vladimir started under three
years ago.  There are many people on this list who I would say know more about
Gdb than me, but Vladimir is not one of them.  More importantly when I pointed
out last year that his changes broke Emacs use of Gdb as it needs the CLI, his
reply was:

    ...And probably the only way to change the situation is to decide that MI
    is the future, and actively discourage use of CLI for anything, to the
    degree of immediately refusing any request mentioning CLI in relation to
    any frontend.

The process behind these decisions is not open to me but it doesn't escape my
attention that Vladimir is now part of CodeSourcery, and that CodeSourcery have
at least one contract (with Ericsson) to work on Eclipse which uses GDB/MI in
its DSF plugin.  I ask myself in whose interest this appointment is made.  It's
certainly not the GNU project or the FSF.


 > 2008-02-14  Daniel Jacobowitz  <>
 > 	* MAINTAINERS: Add Vladimir Prus as MI maintainer.
 > Index: gdb/MAINTAINERS
 > ===================================================================
 > RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/MAINTAINERS,v
 > retrieving revision 1.388
 > diff -u -p -r1.388 MAINTAINERS
 > --- gdb/MAINTAINERS	29 Jan 2008 19:15:36 -0000	1.388
 > +++ gdb/MAINTAINERS	14 Feb 2008 16:34:14 -0000
 > @@ -370,6 +370,7 @@ language support
 >    C++			Daniel Jacobowitz
 >    Objective C support   Adam Fedor
 >  shared libs		Kevin Buettner
 > +MI interface		Vladimir Prus
 >  documentation		Eli Zaretskii
 >    (including NEWS)

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