[Fontconfig] Time for a new maintainer

Akira TAGOH akira at tagoh.org
Sat Feb 18 06:48:17 PST 2012

Hi Behdad,

Thank you for giving me a great opportunity and the kindly email
announcing the change of the maintainership. what I'm waiting for
reviews isn't more than what you had experienced in the past but I
believe my initiative would helps a lot of people who are also waiting
for bug fixes and improvements. I hope and I'll do my best to not make
any mistakes :)

Once the transfer is done, I'll start to prepare the next release,
hopefully in a few weeks.

Thanks so much.

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 4:24 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> Greetings,
> It was about three years ago when I started chasing Keith Packard to review my
> git branch of fontconfig.  Eventually, I was transferred maintainership in
> June 2009 [1], moving my 190 commits into the upstream repo.  Past six months
> have felt like the same, except that Akira TAGOH has been chasing, and I've
> been promising reviews that never happen.
> So, I believe it is time for me to step down and leave this baby in the
> capable hands of Akira.  I expect him to make a few mistakes here and there
> initially, like I did (hell, I made a few totally broken releases!), but I'm
> confident that this will bring some much-needed attention to fontconfig.
> If I ever come back to fontconfig, it will be to rewrite it!
> Akira, if you don't already have, please apply for fdo SSH access and
> fontconfig group membership.  You are the man now!
> Cheers,
> behdad
> [1] http://mces.blogspot.com/2009/06/if-you-see-keith-packard-say-hello.html


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