On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Felipe Contreras
<felipe.contre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Let us be honest, the vast majority of tools in 'contrib/' have no chance of
> ever graduating, so let's remove them.

I am curious -- have you checked what parts of contrib downstreams
package&ship? Are you planning on CC'ing the (inactive)
authors/maintainers so they know that if they care they should host
those elsewhere?

My candid opinion is that you're trying to force a group of people to
undertake a pointless exercise. Contrib in many/most projects is
uneven, and folks know that. But it gives upstream a chance to push
for some minimal quality, and in turn it gives visibility to a bunch
of sometimes useful tools.

If my code was going to get the axe, I'd be rather pissed off. If
Junio is in agreement that code quality is bad, or tools should have
unit tests, then the push could be to address the problem or face
removal. For example: contrib maintainer, show you're responsive to
bug reports on the list, or face removal; add unit tests (or explain
why they aren't needed) or face removal.


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