What about opening a new SF.net project, “rt-addons” ?
I think this is a good idea.
ok, let’s choose the platform.
I’d vote for SF.net in favor to savannah, because of the reasons:
– SF is driven by a company which put its whole business model
into the project. There’s big money, hence more stability.
– Savannah is driven by (slightly marginal) enthusiasts,
on a relatively small server. Hence, less stability, regardless of
the FSF philosophy.
– Savannah supports SSH1 protocol only, and also I suspect less
functionality (I didn’t compare this yet) than SF.
The lack of ssh2 doesn’t bother me (all the hosts I use are basically
ssh1 only), and I haven’t explored savannah with an eye towards what is
missing, though nothing stood out as obviously missing.
The fact that there’s a company behind SF is kind of immaterial to me –
I know that the FSF will be around for a long time, most likely much
longer than SF.
The size of the SF system vs the savannah system, however, is
significant, and I agree with you on that point.
Jesse’s objection (SF uses non-free software) still stands, and is not
insignificant, though I personally use SF very often.
All things considered, I will vote for hosting the project on
sourceforge. I can be contacted offlist for details about my SF
username and such.
I think the biggest problem is going to be finding people to
administer the project – it would be unfair to Jesse to simply
assume that he will be doing it. If something like this does get
set up, I will be happy to help administer it, or do whatever I can
I’m ready for this. I’ve been administering two active and another
couple of inactive project at SF, so this would be quite easy for me.
Same here – I have several SF projects under my sway (some active, some
not so much), so I am willing and able to Do Stuff.
Question to Jesse: does this need a separate mailing list, or rt-devel
Since rt-addons are not supported by Best Practical, it seems that a
separate list would be useful. Some addons might warrant their own
lists (i.e., the stats package), and I would definitely like to see a
list dedicated to CVS commit messages, which shouldn’t go to rt-devel
(too special-purpose, doesn’t need to be archived).
People who sacrifice beauty for efficiency get what they deserve.
– Tom Robbins