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From: (Khamis Abuelkomboz)
To: Mo DeJong <>
Cc: sourcenav <>
Subject: Re: Source-Navigator moves to SourceForge!
Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 00:14:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <002601c1f0aa$2d6e6280$700201c0@MAPQUEST.local>

Hi Mo,

thank you mo for the great work.

I see that you only checked in Source-Navigator and it's Database. What 
about the
rest of the components? are you waiting until you are finished with the 
5.1 Release?

Since there is noboy who works on SN in redhat, we should define a fix 
date to switch
to the SourceForge mailing list.

If you add me to the admin and cvs list I would share you the work. 
However I want to
release a patch to SN50E that fixes some problems, this would be the 
last change from
my side until 5.1 is released.


Paul Selormey wrote:

>Hello Mo,
>What I do not understand here is that, you or the other former
>members of the team do not favor GPL. Or is there more to it?
>Now, how does the move to SourceForge helps the license issue?
>Best regards,
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Mo DeJong" <>
>To: "sourcenav" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 10:23 PM
>Subject: Source-Navigator moves to SourceForge!
>>Hello, everyone.
>>Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the
>>status of Source-Navigator, and its future direction.
>>It has been more than a year since the last release,
>>and none of the members of the 5.0 engineering team
>>are currently employed by Red Hat. These problems 
>>were surmountable, Source-Navigator could have been
>>hosted on, if not for the copyright
>>assignment problem. Current Red Hat policy dictates
>>that contributors to Source-Navigator must assign any
>>copyrights to Red Hat in addition to agreeing to license
>>them under the terms of the GPL. This has effectively
>>shutdown any new development of Source-Navigator since
>>none of the original development team members are willing
>>to agree to these terms. As a result, the team has decided
>>to move the project to SourceForge.
>>So, without further ado.
>>The new project homepage can be found at:
>>The SourceForge page for developers is here:
>>There are also a couple of new mailing lists.
>>A significant amount of work has gone into upgrading the
>>Tcl/Tk version used in Source-Navigator, but this work was
>>never released. We are happy to announce that a new 5.1
>>version of Source-Navigator will be ready soon. Developers
>>can even get a sneak peek via CVS, just follow the instructions
>>on the download page.
>>The current CVS version of Source-Navigator is very close
>>to what will become 5.1. While the code is not yet ready
>>for release, it should be ready for some early testing.
>>The code should build without problems under a variety
>>of Unix systems. Building with VC++ under Windows works,
>>but a minor patch is needed (sourcenav-devl archive for info).
>>Also note that GNU grep will have to be accessible on you
>>PATH as it is no longer bundled with Source-Navigator.
>>One issue that remains with the migration to SourceForge
>>is the bug database currently hosted on
>>We plan on migrating  the data to SourceForge after the 5.1
>>release. Note that the Tcl/Tk  upgrade fixes a large number
>>of user interface problems, so those bug reports will not
>>have to be moved over.
>>The future of Source-Navigator looks brighter than it has for
>>some time. However, without corporate sponsorship, it is
>>imperative that we develop an infrastructure to support
>>ongoing maintenance and new development. To that end, we
>>encourage people and organizations to invest in Source-Navigator
>>and contribute to its development. Contracting with the maintainers
>>to fix bugs or implement new features can be the most effective
>>way to move Source-Navigator forward.
>>Mo DeJong

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2002-05-01  7:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-04-30 14:19 Mo DeJong
2002-04-30 17:46 ` Paul Selormey
2002-04-30 21:58   ` Mo DeJong
2002-05-01  0:14   ` Khamis Abuelkomboz [this message]
2002-05-01 16:37     ` Mo DeJong
2002-05-01  9:00 Davies, Mike
2002-05-01 13:21 ` Mo DeJong
2002-05-01  9:00 Davies, Mike
2002-05-01 18:52 David Robinson (AU)
2002-05-01 20:56 ` Mo DeJong

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