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Re: New MI maintainer
> > 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.
> Yes. The global maintainers have been discussing the problem of MI
> maintenance for at least that long. I was hoping to leave this out of
> the announcement, but the consensus of that group was that you were
> not a suitable choice for a GDB maintainer. Part of the delay was our
> hope that the situation would improve.
Apart from Eli's support I had no feedback from that offer so clearly I
don't understand what that means.
> > 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.
> I expect an apology from you for this offensive statement. I am the
> only member of the GDB steering committee working at CodeSourcery, and
> the SC is a group of GDB contributors, not some sort of sock puppet.
> The decision was made solely based on the interests of GDB in our best
I don't want to escalate the invective but I don't really see why I should
apologise for my perceptions. If, as you say, the decision was carefully
discussed, it would not have escaped the global maintainers attention that I
was interested in the role. Given that I have made significant contributions
to GDB/MI over a long period of time then it would then seem appropriate to at
least e-mail me off-list before the announcement to inform me of your