FWIW I *have* been doing some work on trying to make AppImages, though I got stuck at finding a hosting provider that would handle ~200MB Travis-generated images...

Ryan (ライアン)
Yoko Shimomura, ryo (supercell/EGOIST), Hiroyuki Sawano >> everyone else
On Sep 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM, <Marvin Gülker> wrote:

Hi everyone,

since I retired from the lead position, there has not been much move in
TSC's development; taking a look at `$ git log' for `devel' proofs
that. xet7 and I have recently met in Finland (physically) and have
spoken about the matter; in that, xet7 outlined that his main focus is
-- rightly, as he commercially uses it -- on Wekan. kirbyfan has assumed
the position as assistant lead, but that was about it (no offense; I
know this is free time).

During the last months, I have observed what happens around TSC when I
abstain from it mostly, and found that it wasn't much. This inevitably
must lead to the project's death.

This finding entitles me to make a suggestion. I cannot and will not
return to work on TSC as intensly as I did earlier, for my studies have
taken over most of my time. I however intend to do *something*, which is
more in any case than what has happened here in the last months. I have
often enough made my position towards the current codebase clear and
have been met with opposition by people who are now not working on
materialising their view of TSC. I feel the desire to experiment with
something new. My suggestion is that therefore, I will start the
previously mentioned rewrite. I invite everyone to join or to oppose,
but in order to have a word in the decisions made in that rewrite I
think you should actually contribute to it in the part you want to
decide something on[1].

Someone is going to point out that this is fruitless effort, as I don't
have the time I used to have and a rewrite takes time. Surely this
person is correct, but this is not the entire story. If I don't do the
rewrite, I won't work on the current state of TSC either because --
sorry -- I don't feel like doing so; it is my hobby free time after
all. Thus, nobody would work on it. This would be fruitless as well. TSC
is not meant to fulfill any kind of commercial requirement; the coding
on it should be hobby, thus fun and goal in itself.

I want to blow some fresh air into the stalled development. Accept the
rewrite as a baseline, come and sit down with me scatching how the new
TSC should be coded. If you don't want, I will fork.


[1] Personally, I have come to the conclusion that the Voting Rules are
too formal for a small project. The idea of a law student in early
semestres. We should abandon them in favour of the mentioned approach;
if you want it formally, we can vote on the abondonment of the Voting
Rules (which would require a 2/3 majority as outlined in the Voting

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