I guess everyone has noticed my absence from the IRC channel during the
last days, if not weeks. It is time to confess that I currently cannot
further continue development of TSC in the same mannor that I used to do
before, so I hereby announce that I take a break from TSC development.
I am in a very demanding phase of my studies and thus cannot spare the
time to work on TSC. I will code this weekend on the multiple level
exits feature and if it doesn't prove too difficult I hope I can finish
it in this time. Afterwards, I will only very occasionally be available
in IRC or for coding.
The only consequence to draw from this is that I at least temporarily
need to give up my position as project lead. I will further continue to
read the mailinglist and drop into IRC every now and then, and maybe
even give some comments on the tracker, but that's about it. I invite
everyone to think about how to continue with this project now that it
finally appears to gain some momentum.
If any questions arise with regard to the TSC code, I remain available
to give advice on it, but as said, there will be no major coding efforts
by me beyond the multiple level exits feature. The most certain option
to reach me is by posting to the mailinglist, as any of its content is
delivered directly into my inbox.
I have had a private email exchange with datahead before, and he
suggested to call for a General Discussion in IRC to talk the matter
over. If this is in the general consensus, please give some time frames
where you think you can join an IRC session. I am pretty sure that I am
not able to join a lengthy IRC session before April.
A note on our forum software. A discussion in the German Ruby forum has
started to move over to a mailinglist, and it is not unlikely that it
will ultimately allow Chessboard to power its web UI. As of now, I lack
the time to provide such an installation, and thus the future German
Ruby ML would probably go without a web UI other than Gmane or marc.info
(which are both pretty nice, though), but what I want to express here is
that Chessboard will not fall out of maintenance. It works, and I will
fix bugs on it. Newest master also has a feature to change tags on
existing posts, it's just not deployed on forum.secretchronicles.org
which should be an easy matter (I will mail to xet7 on this privately).
I hope you understand that I need to change my priorities in face of my
current study situation. I cannot promise to come back afterwards in the
same way as I was doing before, but I promise to give a notice if I
permanently leave the project.
Marvin (aka Quintus)
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