[rancid] Re: Rancid development, WAS: Re: subversion issues
heas at shrubbery.net
Thu May 22 19:54:45 UTC 2008
It is also difficult to commit things which I can not test, or have been
done half-assed, or not commented, or fix one device but are unclear if
they affect another, and folks who do not reply when asked about their
patch or to test a small variant, etc.
Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:57:03PM -0400, Hank Kilmer:
> Yes, there are more developers than just John. One of the problems we
> have with many of the patches is that people send them in with GNU or
> other copyright bits attached making incorporation impossible. Rancid
> development is still going on and some fairly large upgrades are
> currently being discussed.
> Jethro R Binks wrote:
> > On Thu, 22 May 2008, Kelly Shutt wrote:
> >> Is there a specific reason why this patch hasn't been integrated into
> >> the base source yet?
> > There have been numerous patches floating around for a while for rancid,
> > including some contributions from myself, but unfortunately John Heasley
> > has been somehwat quiet of late. He was working through the patches from
> > the list and received privately for a while. John, are you out there
> > still? Are there other developers with source access available who can
> > afford to spend some time pushing further releases?
> > I think rancid is a great tool, especially if you live in a Cisco world,
> > but outwith that there is still some considerable work to be done. I am
> > keen that rancid doesn't die through lack of maintenance, or requires
> > patches to be pulled from numerous sources to gain useful functionality.
> > Can anyone offer any insight into Rancid's future?
> > Jethro.
> > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> > Jethro R Binks
> > Computing Officer, IT Services
> > University Of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
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