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

Brian McKenna brian at brianmckenna.org
Wed Nov 7 19:06:17 CET 2012

As the author of osxmonad, I'm really happy with this initiative. I'm
not so much of a GitHub person as a Bitbucket person but that's beside
the point.

A central place for all of XMonad, osxmonad, Contrib, extras and the
website to live would be awesome. From what I can tell, GitHub is
being used as a code hosting tool - not a brainwashing clinic.

On 7 November 2012 10:52, Alfredo Di Napoli <alfredo.dinapoli at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> now.
> Have a nice day!
> A.
> 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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