[jdom-interest] Making a new release
mike at saxonica.com
Tue Mar 16 01:19:43 PDT 2021
Well, I'm still here. And I hope Rolf is; yes, it's difficult when you get no response to messages - it's like when someone who sends you a Christmas card every year stops sending them, you wonder what's happened. Memo to self, don't do that to other people!
Picking up a piece of software or a piece of process that you haven't touched for years is always difficult; there's a high cost in "opening the box" compared with the cost of making the small change you want to make. Can't offer to help, I'm afraid. We aren't active JDOM users, we just make sure the integration keeps working.
> On 16 Mar 2021, at 07:54, Jason Hunter <jhunter at servlets.com> wrote:
> It's sure been quiet around here. How many of you are out there? How many "address not found" responses am I about to get? :)
> One reason it's been quiet is Rolf Lear hasn't been communicating since Dec 2015. I'm not sure what happened to him. That's the downside of purely electronic open source collaboration. Is he OK? I hope so. I don't know how to find out.
> We're at a point where there's a need to make a new JDOM release to fix a small but important issue. I have the fix but I don't have time the next six weeks to figure out Rolf's system. I don't even have time to figure out the level of effort. Maybe it's easy, but I'm swamped with other tasks.
> Does any of the old crew want to help get a new release out the door? We'll have to figure out what Rolf was doing.
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