On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 7:11 PM, Johan Engelen
> On 15-6-2012 19:33, Josh Andler wrote:
>> Well, this issue clearly demonstrates the danger of the bus factor. We
>> have one rather experienced packager on OSX who has been unavailable.
>> We also have ~suv, who wants to learn more about it (has proposed
>> modifications and questions) but the "mentor" in this situation has
>> been unavailable in that context as well. Hopefully at some point
>> Michael can write in-depth on the wiki about making the super-awesome
>> packages and how to set up a build machine akin to the one he had
>> which I believe died on him.
>> As the Release Warden I am very torn in this situation. In the past
>> there has been community backlash when we've announced a release and
>> packages have been unavailable for a specific platform. They
>> effectively feel like they're second class citizens. Knowing this, I
>> really feel like I need to hold a hard line about not making any
>> announcement. However, given that this is an open and community
>> project, as well as at this point a substantial amount of time has
>> passed, I'm putting it up to a vote.
>> This vote applies only to core contributors (devs, translators,& bug
>> mavens) and will be open for 1 week.
>> Option 1: Do nothing until we can get proper packages for OSX.
>> Option 2: Do not make announcements and quietly update links where
>> Option 3: Make announcements and apologize and explain why we have
>> left out a group of our users.
>> Please do take into consideration that for Option 3, if you do not
>> help users daily (whether via IRC, forums, twitter, or various other
>> methods) you are putting others on the front line for to deal with
>> upset users. However, it may also lessen their burden of having to
>> repeatedly tell users in bug reports that their bug is fixed and where
>> to get the update. (please think of ~suv and others)
> Option 2 or 3.
> I don't care about announcements. But please fix the links. It is ridiculous
> that 0.48.2 still has so many Windows downloads every day.
> It's fun to delay a release for a couple of days to align release on all
> platforms, but four months is clearly not fun anymore. The way I see it,
> technically we have temporarily dropped support for Mac. I think it's not
> bad to have people realize that we are a volunteer project, and without
> volunteers, nothing happens.
I'd vote 2 right away, then 3 pretty darn soon if we really cant get
the mac package sorted.