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Re: New MI maintainer

> From: Nick Roberts <>
> Cc:,
> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 08:05:12 +1300 (NZDT)
> Clearly Vladimir's appointment should be seen as an endorsement of his views.

No, it is not.  GDB global maintainers are not appointed based on
their views, they are appointed based on their coding and social
skills.  Unfortunately for you, your reaction to Vladimir's
appointment puts you farther from a similar appointment, not closer.

> It looks like I've been outmanoeuvred

You make it sound like there were some kind of courtyard intrigues.
As someone who was part of the discussions, let me assure you that
nothing could be farther from the truth.  I hope at least my word is
still worth enough in your eyes to convince you that no hostile intent
or attitude were involved or expressed at any time, by anyone.

> and perhaps I shouldn't be such a sore loser.  I guess it's
> checkmate and game over.

You are not a loser, and this is not a game.  This is not some kind of
final verdict in high court without right to appeal, either.  If you
can accept friendly constructive criticism and change, there's no
reason not to invite you to become a global maintainer at some later
date; no one says that MI must be maintained by a single individual.
For all Vladimir's expertise, the experience you have gathered by
developing and maintaining the Emacs GDB UI front end is unique and
important, both to GDB and to Emacs.  We will not be willing to give
up your experience and knowledge lightly.

Thanks, and keep up the good work.

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