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From Rob Tompkins <>
Subject Re: [Math][Numbers] Release(s)? What? When? Who?
Date Sun, 09 Apr 2017 18:01:54 GMT
Has anyone created a Jira as a mechanism to track the decisioning process of classifying the
other Jiras in a project? Just curious, because it seems more appropriate than having that
discussion out here on the mailing list. 



> On Apr 8, 2017, at 9:12 AM, Gilles <> wrote:
> Hi Rob, and all.
> [Your mail arrived a bit mangled with other posts.]
>> On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 08:05:07 -0400, Rob Tompkins wrote:
>> > [...]
>> You will have to pardon me Gilles, as I have, much like Gary, have been
>> quite busy of late. I suppose the main question here should be: of the 101
>> open, in-progress, or reopened, jiras, which most need to be in 4.0. Can we
>> sort them into two categories, 4.0 and 4.X? Do you mind if I try to make
>> some headway in this area? I will continue to read through the issues to
>> see wha
> [Seems there was something more you wanted to say.]
> Whatever you can do to clean up (request for feedback from the issue
> reporter, sort issues, ...) is welcome of course.
> Let me be clearer (if I can): I do not (and cannot) request that
> contributors spend more time than they have at their disposal.
> But I would like to know whether the situation is here to stay, i.e.
> whether committers have lost interest in helping with CM and related
> stuff.
> I recall that I had announced, now almost a year ago, that
> 1. I do not have the capacity to maintain CM all by myself, and that
>   it was/is (IMHO) a disservice to current and future users to let the
>   code rot,
> 2. a viable alternative existed (IMO): more focused components (for
>   codes which active contributors could maintain).
> AFAIR, the proposal was well accepted by all "new" committers (5 people),
> but not by the majority of PMC members (who spoke out).
> Since then, no PMC member has significantly contributed to CM so as to
> advance towards a future release of the component as is (in the "master"
> branch).
> I ask a simple and direct question to all PMC members: Is it now OK
> to save the pieces of CM (so that each can be mended at its own pace,
> waiting the necessary workforce to do so), or do you prefer that _all_
> the code gets less and less relevant (due to bugs or outdated practice
> and that the community disappears?
> Thanks for your attention,
> Gilles
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