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

Carsten Mattner carstenmattner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 19:15:31 CET 2012

On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Brian McKenna <brian at brianmckenna.org> wrote:
> 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.

xmonad used darcs and therefore http://hub.darcs.net would
be a better fit. Joachim's patch tracker works and darcs works.

I think we only need more reviewers and contributors and a
more active committer to the canonical darcs repository.

I don't mind and do use hg or git but let's not use the slow
release problem as a reason to change the vcs system.

> 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.
>>> --
>>> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine
>>> associates
>>> allbery.b at gmail.com
>>> ballbery at sinenomine.net
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