|Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] [tm-dev] Any RSE dependencies in Neon?|
Let me first correct you, because you are wrong, or at least donât seem to have an understanding of how open source projects like Eclipse work. Development on any project is dependent on the commitment and knowledge of people willing to volunteer their time. Often people are able to contribute to a project for a period of time, but then must move on to other projects as priorities or other circumstances change. Some projects, like TM, are comprised of sub-projects that have been developed independently, and committers from one sub-project may have no interest or understanding of the activities of another sub-project. Just because they are part of the same umbrella project does not make them responsible for the project as a whole. Further, Eclipse has fairly stringent requirements on projects that participate in a simultaneous release, and without an ongoing commitment to support and maintain a project, these requirements are simply not met. Statements like yours simply denigrate the hard work and time that many people have put into a project like TM.
Many companies are receiving significant financial benefits from incorporating software such as RSE in their products, and it is up to these companies and other interested individuals to step up and commit to supporting a project if they wish it to continue. If youâre interested in doing so, then Iâd be happy to nominate you as a committer to the project.