New version of vector + discussion

Edward Kmett ekmett at
Thu Jun 26 18:31:03 UTC 2014

Note, X11 isn't formally adopted by anyone under the process and just
lists Daniel Wagner as the maintainer.

I'm very much not trying to quell progress, just trying to make sure we
have some kind of arbiter of what is happening in the end.


On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 2:17 PM, Gregory Collins <greg at>

> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 7:46 PM, Edward Kmett <ekmett at> wrote:
>> Heretofore it has been more or less controlled chaos. That started when
>> the package slid into community hands when Roman washed his hands of it,
>> but it has led to the case where master and the stuff in wide use have been
>> getting farther and farther out of sync.
> Some of the libraries packages are quite actively being looked at by
> people, and others...not so much. A common scenario for pull requests to
> libraries packages is that they languish, untouched, for ages. Is anyone
> looking at the pull requests that have been coming in for X11, to give one
> example?
> My reaction to this scenario is that I subscribe to the notification
> stream and if pull requests come across that look relatively
> uncontroversial, I review and merge them, just to keep the peanuts rolling
> along. If, sometimes, like in this instance, we might have to go back and
> do a little bit of work to fix things up afterwards, because two steps
> forward and one back is better than nothing happening at all.
> Of course, sometimes when you go and do this, someone is actually actively
> tending to the repository in question, in which case we need to get a
> reminder of this put in the project's README. In general, as you noted,
> releases have been a little bit of a free-for-all lately (that's what you
> get with conscript labor) and maybe every repo libraries@ maintains
> should either have a dedicated release person or release instructions for
> community contributors in the readme.
> I also don't think that the full review process is necessarily right for
> every patch, although clearly this one should have stewed longer in
> discussion before being merged. Mea culpa.
> G
> --
> Gregory Collins <greg at>
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