Felipe Contreras <felipe.contre...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>> A tool that is in contrib/ follows the contrib/README rule.
>>
>> I do not maintain it. Maintenance is up to the person who asked to
>> include it there.  I do ask the people who propose to add something
>> in contrib/ to promise that they arrange it to be maintained.
>
> That's true, but I meant that you are the gatekeeper. Ultimately you
> decide which patches go in. If Max, or anybody else, wants a patch
> into contrib, you can get it in, even if I disagree with it.

In an ideal fantasy world, it could be true, but when I say "I do
not maintain it, and people who put it in contrib/ is responsible
for it", I really mean it.

I may find the behaviour/performance of the sub-maintainer of a part
in contrib/ unsatisfactory and have to take an administrative action
(e.g. to remove the problematic part out of contrib/), but I would
rather not to do that kind of thing, if possible.  Instead I expect
people who have any code in my tree (even in contrib/) to act as a
responsible adult, taking and responding to constructive criticisms
well, and more importantly, nudging those whose utterance you find
are mostly noise into raising a more concrete and actionable issues
that would be useful to you as an input.

> Either way, I think if things go well, remote-hg will prove it's worth
> and move out of contrib and into git's core.

That was what you promised when we started carrying it in contrib/;
I am still hoping to see it happen when it matures.


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