Re: [cc65] News for 2013

From: Ullrich von Bassewitz <>
Date: 2013-01-09 21:18:51
Hi Oliver!

On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 12:24:45AM +0100, Oliver Schmidt wrote:
> I'm personally willing to act as maintainer for the 'apple2',
> 'apple2enh' and 'geos-apple' targets. I'd really like to see at least
> three "actively maintained" target families in order to create a
> certain momentum: Apple2 and CBM and N/N. My current understanding is
> that from the technical perspective the Atari would be a natural fit
> as third target (family).

Thanks for clarification. The approach you've described will mostly work, but
from my experience, something is missing.

What about routines in the library that aren't part of any target library?
Example: Stefan Haubenthal reported a bug in the printf family of functions.
Who is going to fix that in your scenario? (Before anybody asks: It is unfixed
until now).

And what about the subsystems? Having three target library maintainers agree
on something is good, but this is more or less coincidence if all three have
just their systems in mind.
And then, you have picked the three most similar systems in your example
above. Stefan Haubenthal has volunteered as a maintainer for the Atmos target,
which is great! So the three maintained systems would be complete even without
counting the Atari (which, by the way is maintained by Christian).

But the Atmos never had real mass storage devices as far as I know. Doesn't
this break your concept of target maintainers working together to create
momentum? Similar thing is the Lynx (maintained by Karri): It is a console,
which has slightly other requirements than a home computer system like the
Apple ][.

Having the Apple, CBM and Atari maintainers agree on something might create a
bad solution for the Atmos or the Lynx (or other systems). So I do really
think that it would be advantageous to have someone who cares about the
library as such, speaks up for not very well maintained systems or thinks
about general concepts without regard to a specific target.

But anyway, thanks for your feedback. I will need to think about possible
solutions. Maybe someone else steps up or I have another idea.



Ullrich von Bassewitz                        
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