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Re: New MI maintainer
> > 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.
Hopefully their views are taken into account. It doesn't sound like
I was very close, in the first place.
Having refused to revert changes that broke Emacs use of Gdb (albeit with
"undocumented assumptions") for the last three months, I find it disingenuous
for him to suddenly offer to fix parts now. I'm not optimistic about the
future, when the heat has died down.
> > 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
Thanks for your support but after six years of contributing and peer reviewing
patches the thought that "if I keep trying, I too might one day become a
maintainer" doesn't really excite me.