[development] should tinymce get a new maintainer tinymce

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Mon Feb 5 23:35:42 UTC 2007

Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> Good grief - this is indeed a very sad state of affairs. It appears
> that user Drupal-id.com has seriously let the community down in his
> new role as TinyMCE maintainer, in at least the following ways:
> - Removal of key features from 5.x branch
> - Not a single explanatory message in his CVS commits
> - Very little maintenance of the issue queue
> - Completely ignoring the needs and wishes of fellow users and developers
> - Little or no response to attempts to directly contact him
> I would really like to know how and why this user was given ownership
> of the TinyMCE module. Why was he chosen?

Nobody else applied.

> Did he disclose his plans
> for the module to previous maintainers who passed on responsibility to
> him?

The previous maintainer had lost interest or didn't have time anymore.

> As the new maintainer of TinyMCE, Drupal-id.com has done little more
> than hijack the module and sabotage it. Although it appears that his
> intentions are not to ruin TinyMCE, his changes to the module do not
> seem to benefit anyone's needs except (presumably) his own. He's made
> a lot of inexplicable changes, without consulting the community at
> all.
> I say we give Drupal-id.com a few days to explain himself, and if he
> doesn't respond, we hand over TinyMCE to somone more responsible, and
> start a 5.x-2.x version that actually works.

Let's wait a bit, if he is in Indonesia, then he might have other 
problems than Drupal atm.


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