On May 26, 2012, at 7:31 PM, Benjamin Jones wrote:
> On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Ivan Andrus <darthand...@gmail.com> wrote:Unless I'm mistaken, if it becomes standard then someone (probably me) has to volunteer to maintain it for at least 2 years. I'm okay with that since I'll be maintaining the Mac and iPhone apps for probably that long. Of course I would prefer to not commit in case things change in the future. :-) But I would be willing to do it.
>> On May 26, 2012, at 7:09 PM, Benjamin Jones wrote:
>>> On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Ivan Andrus <darthand...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> No offense taken. Who knows what's going to happen after I graduate for
>>>> It's important to remember that if it's standard someone _has_ to maintain
>>> From the point of view that making sage-mode a standard package would
>> Do you say that because you feel it hasn't been maintained well, or that it might not be in the future since the original author has moved on?
> I said that in the spirit that I think sage-mode is a useful package
> What is your opinion as the current maintainer?
If I doesn't go standard and things don't work out for me after graduation in a way that I can spend a "lot" of time on sage, then I probably won't maintain it other than perhaps helping track down issues (i.e. no new features, code cleanup etc.). Usually emacs lisp code is pretty easy to debug so I don't think it would take too much time. Of course even if it does go standard there is no guarantee of new features, but it would be slightly more likely. So in the end it may not making too much difference.
Also, do there need to be automated tests to become standard? If so then someone would have to write them. I would _love_ to have some tests for sage-mode, especially since we will have to support fgallina's rewrite of python.el pretty soon . I certainly couldn't write them really soon (I'm already way behind on the iPhone app), but it would be a good reason to keep the ticket open.
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