[xmonad] A community-driven effort to make XMonad better and better

Alfredo Di Napoli alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 18:52:43 CET 2012

Thanks Tim for winding-back the whole thread history. I'm not a Github
evangelist and I don't like the fold this thread is taking.
I have not prejudices and I'm not get payed from Github for opening repos.
I just thought if is during this time frame the most used social coding app
to get things done, and considered that the existing fork of the Copenaghen
guys, as well as osxmonad are STILL on Github, for me is the most
reasonable choice. Stop!

As regards the website writing thing, again, I don't want to pass the idea
I'm the leader of something. I've just kickstarted the whole thing like a
community thing! Please get involved!
You don't like the idea of a new website? Fine! I'll stick with anything
the community wants :)
I just thought that if we have a new website we also have an alternative,
as who knows we like the new website more the the old? :)

To sum up, I think that Tim has exactly made my point, so the rest it's up
to you. If you like the idea, please chime in.
Otherwise maybe we'll continue with our "fork" to see where it brings us,
and the xmonad official repo will continue to be in darcs, exactly as is it

Have a nice day!

On 7 November 2012 18:35, <timothyhobbs at seznam.cz> wrote:

> Read back in this thread.  There was no sugestion that someone doesn't
> exist.  Alfredo asked if the project was maintained after discovering that
> there were not many recent commits to the darcs repo and patches for bugs
> which had yet to be merged.  Another user chimed in that they too would
> like those patches merged into master and that the lack of a maintainer was
> what was holding things back.  That second user said that they were
> maintaining their fixed repo on github.  Alfredo kindly volunteered to
> maintain the project, and suggested bringing the project onto github.  No
> assumption was ever made by anyone.  Except perhaps Alfredo's assumption
> that the website needed a re-write as well :P
> Tim
> ---------- Původní zpráva ----------
> Od: Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at gmail.com>
> Datum: 7. 11. 2012
> Předmět: Re: [xmonad] A community-driven effort to make XMonad better and
> better
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM, Joachim Breitner <
> mail at joachim-breitner.de> wrote:
> But what I read out of Brandon’s mails is: It is not a different
> infrastructure that xmonad needs most, it is active and enduring
> maintenance and development. I’ve often seen people get excited about
> It's part that (and how much activity do you think a Haskell-based project
> gets?  if I applied the Githubbers; Witnesses model to *that* I get a
> rewrite into PHP!) and part that I detest Github evangelists.
> It really is The One True Church behavior.  We don't exist, have no
> organization, etc. because we had the presumption to not use The Holy
> Github?  This is the message of Github evangelists, repeatedly, on multiple
> projects.
> NO.
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