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From: Andreas Klöckner (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-06 12:09:06

On Samstag 05 April 2008, Andreas Klöckner wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've rolled a new bindings snapshot, available from [snip]

Somebody contacted me off-list and suggested that what I said might be
perceived as accusatory, and that my intentions weren't entirely clear. So
let me clarify:

First off, I'm not placing any blame for dropping patches. I realize that
there may have been some issues that ultimately prevented their inclusion.
What I'm advocating (and providing) is a proving ground for contributions to
the bindings that has a lower barrier to entry than the official sandbox svn.

It seems that most contributions to the bindings are of the drive-by kind, but
I believe that that doesn't make them worthless. I'll just simply collect
them, and whatever is deemed fit for inclusion in the official tree, can go
there with no problem. I don't mean to maintain an incompatible branch, or
imply any criticism of the current maintainership. I just believe there's a
niche for a faster-moving, include-now-ask-questions-later version of the
bindings. Sort of like -mm vs -linus in the kernel, if you wish.

In summary: If you, as a user, are willing to accept fewer guarantees in
exchange for more functionality and more fixes (and also, potentially, more
breakage), then you are more than welcome to use my tree. If not, then don't.