Hello all,

Jean-Claude articulates concerns I have felt as well. Sometimes we'll get a
series of ridiculous commits from hitherto unknown programmers trying to
"help". Sometimes we get commits from people trying to extend tcc's
behavior beyond its core intent. Other times core hackers (OK, mostly just
grishka) push a series of commits, some of which are brilliant and others
of which are inappropriate and highly opinionated. (Overall I am glad to
have grishka's contributions, but they always seem to come with a bit of
avoidable pain.)

I would be happy to see this project moved *out* of a mob branch on
repo.or.cz, and managed on a site that provides facilities for
collaborative programming. My experience is with github, but I don't care
if it's there or somewhere else. I would just like to have contributions
submitted as pull requests, and managed by one or two gatekeepers. If there
is significant interest in this, I'm sure that we can start a grass-roots
group. This is open source, after all. :-)

So, are Jean-Claude and I mostly alone in this, or do others feel similarly?


On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 5:09 PM, Jean-Claude Beaudoin <
jean.claude.beaud...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 1, 2016 at 3:03 PM, grischka <gris...@gmx.de> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I did push some cleanups to prepare for a release 0.9.27,
>> eventually.  Just if you wonder what's the point of that.
> I was indeed wondering if we would see a new release sometime soon
> considering that the latest one dates from a few years ago. That is
> answered now.
> That also brought me to wonder how that release process would be
> managed and effectively executed. Could you elaborate on that
> point please?
> One fact that gives me serious pause in that area is that the
> majority of the commits I contributed in the last few days were
> simply reverted thus reintroducing the problems they tried to fix
> or introducing some new lesser one when the revert was partial.
> A good number of others recent commits have been also similarly
> impacted.
> That leaves me quite puzzled.
> My intent was to use libtcc as a significant part of the back-end
> of MKCL <https://common-lisp.net/project/mkcl/>. But after some study of
> the TCC source code I came
> to the realization that there were a number of serious technical
> problems with that. And now there is this governance aspect
> being raised.  All that push me to reconsider my approach.
> Regards,
> Jean-Claude Beaudoin
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