Re: [gst-devel] Re: GStreamer not following GNOME release process

On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 10:52:39AM +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-03-16 at 19:03, Thomas Vander Stichele wrote:
> > Just so people stop thinking "nobody maintains GStreamer ?!?" :)
> OK, then I have misunderstood, though I have talked to gstreamer people
> about it. I am very much in favour of modules having multiple (ideally
> 2) maintainers. But there does not seem to be anyone with the authority
> to say "Now we are feature/API/code frozen. No, you can't commit that
> patch now", or "This is what I think we should be working on". A normal
> GNOME maintainer can and does say those things.

This isn't how we work.  We (as a group) decided in September that
GStreamer was going to follow the GNOME-2.6 release schedule.  So,
when the relevant dates came around, I wrote email to the list
reminding people of the freeze.  But that doesn't make me the
maintainer.  An upstart developer is just as likely to get
bitch-slapped for breaking freeze by myself or someone else.
Likewise, we (as a group) decided on the goals we wanted for 0.8.

This system seems to be working well for us right now.

So if you really need a name for the maintainer (or better yet,
"maintenence contact person"), use mine.  It's only approximately


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