Is this project dead? #342

monsanto opened this Issue Jul 11, 2013 · 7 comments


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There are many outstanding issues and unconsidered pull requests and it has been 4 months since the last commit.

Of course, we all have other obligations in life, but this is a very important project in the Emacs/Clojure community, and if progress is stalled, perhaps a new maintainer could be appointed or a fork could be blessed as "official".


Ask bbatsov to work on nrepl. Bribe him with beer.


If someone wants to help lead the project, maybe they could start by keeping a branch in their fork where they screen and apply patches, and people interested in following the latest development could install from there.

clojure-emacs member

I've been planning to fork and rename (although if repo maintainers agree to use the fork as source for official packages this step would be unnecessary) the project for a while. Obviously the first rule of business would be merging many of the outstanding pull requests and tackling issues in our backlog related to Clojure 1.5.

I'm also seriously worried about @kingtim since he's always been fairly prompt to respond to pull requests, issue reports and emails. Hope he's doing well.

The new fork should definitely have joint leadership - I guess we can start with me, @technomancy, @hugoduncan and @purcell, since we're fairly familiar with the project and have personal interest in seeing it improve. Thoughts?

clojure-emacs member

@maruks Beer might help! I've stopped contributing PRs after I noticed @kingtim's prolonged absence, but I'm certainly willing to help the project move forward. I'm pretty others are willing to help as well.


I asked this 10 days ago on the mailing list, to no response. I'm also willing to help, and I hope @kingtim is alright.

clojure-emacs member

Me, @purcell, @technomancy and @hugoduncan have assumed the maintenance of the official project, so I'll be closing this ticket.

@bbatsov bbatsov closed this Jul 24, 2013
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