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Re: Patch pinging

On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 11:35 PM, David Edelsohn <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Manuel López-Ibáñez
> <> wrote:
>> I do believe that it is odd that one of the most important
>> free-software projects in terms of widespread use, a free-software
>> project that has a technical quality comparable and often superior to
>> the closed-source counterparts, is still using a bugzilla version that
>> reached end-of-life more than 2 years ago.
>> I didn't feel that was right to ask for volunteers again to do
>> something, when there have been volunteers and they have been ignored.
>> It is true that frustration does not justify an outburst, specially
>> since I am not volunteering anymore.
>> Your last two sentences are definitely right. I don't have anything
>> else new to propose. It is a difficult situation. Good luck. Sorry for
>> the noise.
> Manuel,
> As you mention, GCC is one of the most important Free Software
> projects. ?We rely on the infrastructure, like Bugzilla and
> Subversion. ?While we appreciate someone volunteering to upgrade the
> infrastructure, that someone needs to be experienced and
> knowledgeable. ?It would not help the project to have a failed
> conversion or partial conversion or a lack of future support. ?The
> current infrastructure may be old, but it works and the system
> administrators are able to keep it running.
> I do not know what happened in the past with your previous offer. ?I
> am sorry that you are unable to help now. ?Not only do we need a
> volunteer, but we need a volunteer with realistic goals that the
> leaders of the project have confidence in and one who shows
> perseverance.
> Thanks, David

Ian had confidence in me.  He also liked the proposal I set for how to
go about it.

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