[kismac] KisMAC Maintenance
- From: Michael Rossberg <mick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 23:02:12 +0100
as you have all more or less noticed, i am no longer able to maintain
kismac at all. i am currently doing an internship, which pretty much
eats up all my time. worse than that one of my flat mates told the t-
com, that we no longer need our dsl :o(. there will be no change of
this situation at least until april.
now to be honest i am an enemy of forks. forks have the side effect,
that a lot of work is done twice and even worse a lot of fork tend to
die early. only few of you may know that there had been a fork of
kismac already. no need to search for it anymore... instead of
forming a community website, where everything grows wild, my proposal
would be the election of a new maintainer and/or people who may
commit changes. the advantages are clearly better code and the
security that there is a person in charge. i would fully support such
a solution, with my advice, webspace and help (the last thing after
april). what do you guys think? somebody who would volunteer? robin?
geoff? globo? i would write a request for a new maintainer etc. on
the website, if some of you like the idea. i think this way we are
able to steer this "eruption", and force it in a steady direction.
now to more particular problems, that i want to give some comments on:
- the sourceforge idea: sf is nice if you have some unix project.
with all the compile servers etc. binaervarianz can give us way more
flexibility (as we control the server ourselves)
- the patches by Geordie (themacuser): i actually integrated two of
your patches in my private source tree. the reason i did not post
them, was you third patch. the ethereal thingy. you hard coded the
ethereal path and the code was imho a bit "messy". which was
something i wanted to clean up, but then the internship started. i
also wanted to do a couple of tests before checkin, because of the
rather large changes.
Good night evening (or whatever time it may be in your place) and
thanks for all the participation =)
p.s. globo thanks for the sms, would not have read these mails...
Other related posts: