Aaaarrgggh, no time.

Francois-Rene Rideau
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 19:29:13 +0200 (MET DST)

> On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Francois-Rene Rideau wrote:
>> Dear Tunespeople,
>>   I've been called in a hurry to come to Nice and have been out of the net
>> for two weeks. I'll have time to work on Tunes this year, but being the
>> maintainer looks like more work than I can afford. Would there be a kind
>> co-administrator? Hum. More info as soon as I can...
> What needs to be done?  I'll help out with whatever I can.  I probably
> have enough free time on my hands.
Ok. What we need currently is someone who would maintain the
Tunes development tree current by merging changes from everyone,
delegating subproject changes to subproject maintainers.
Perhaps some revision system would help, except that people using it
would be on very remote systems. I think a diff3-based semi-manual
maintenance system is what is needed, together perhaps with a system
to manage file renaming/moving for diffs.

Also needed would be automatizing the logging and classifying,
publishing and web-publishing of the Tunes and Tunes-HLL mail archives.
Perhaps also migrating the mailing list site,
because the current list won't make it past june '97.
Also, restoring last year's Tunes mail archive from my old private mailbox
would be needed [I've only automatized separate Tunes mail logging
since the Tunes-LLL archive was out].

Finally, a search engine on the www site/mail archive might
be interesting, as well as automatizing spell-checking for the Tunes WWW site,
maintaining a fine-grained ToDo list/schedule (with people being
assigned jobs on a voluntary base), etc.

Developping a t3p daemon in Perl (see migration subproject)
in Perl might be very useful both as an experimentation for Tunes programming
and as a tool for Tunes development.

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