[development] should tinymce get a new maintainer tinymce

Allie Micka allie at pajunas.com
Mon Feb 5 18:28:54 UTC 2007

On Feb 5, 2007, at 11:12 AM, Boris Mann wrote:
> And, of course, the fact that the users and other developers have been
> trying to get in touch with the maintainer for 3 - 4 weeks with no
> response.

Unfortunately, I feel that our hands are tied on this matter.

It's true that the maintainer has not actively participated in these  
threads, closed any issues, or responded to personal emails.   
However, he is continuing to commit to this "forked" version.  Last  
week, he added a comma-delimited text field where you can type in the  
node types you wish TinyMCE to appear on (!).

While he might not be communicating or coding in a way that most of  
us would agree with, this module is arguably still being maintained.   
Unless we hear otherwise from Drupal-id, I'm afraid that the only  
fair choice is to create a *third* TinyMCE project to maintain the un- 
forked version.

Hopefully, this can serve as a warning about handing our modules off  
to new maintainers.  TinyMCE was an important and popular module, yet  
this new maintainer had no previous modules or community  
participation.  After 6 months of being listed as a maintainer, the  
very first commit - ever - was this controversial fork.

Allie Micka
pajunas interactive, inc.

scalable web hosting and open source strategies

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