Re: Maintenance question

Best of luck, and thanks for all your hard work! I hope you still stick
around in some capacity.


---==== [ Pavel Roskin ] ===---

This e-mail is long overdue, but I hoped things would change.  I cannot be
a single maintainer of GNU Midnight Commander anymore.  Not only my time
is limited due to my job, but I'm also emotionally exhausted because of my
personal life (I'm a "NonBP" now, use Google for details).  Also, I don't
find hacking userspace software as exciting and it was for me in the past,
although the experience was very important for me.

I set high standards for what I expect to be in the future versions of GNU
Midnight Commander, but it looks like I'll not be able to meet those
standards in a reasonable time.

If somebody is seriously considering sharing the burden of maintaining GNU
Midnight Commander, please write me and I'll assist you in getting access
to the website, mailing lists and administrative privileges on

I'd like Miguel de Icaza to participate in choosing the co-maintainers.
Miguel wrote this program and he entrusted me with maintaining it.

I intend to continue to contribute to the project as much as I can.  I
think it's primarily the sole responsibility for the project that is
weighing on me now.  I cannot read 30 e-mails per day knowing (or rather
fearing) that I'll have to reply 10 of them.

Sorry for everything I did wrong.  Sorry for e-mails I didn't have a
chance to answer and for patches I didn't have a chance to apply.

Pavel Roskin
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