As you probably have noticed (har har har har) I don't have time to maintain Redcarpet anymore. It's not a priority for me (I find Markdown thoroughly boring) and it's not a priority for GitHub, because we no longer use it in production.
I feel terrible about the infinite list of open Pull Requests and Issues, but all my open-source time is spent as the maintainer of libgit2 and (soon) as the maintainer of another project we'll be open-sourcing soon.
Since there seems to be a lot of interest on this library, I want to pass the baton to somebody who is willing to maintain Redcarpet the way it deserves.
BEWARE THAT THIS IS A HARD ASS PROJECT.
I'm aware that not a lot of people will be both capable and interested on maintaining this. But if this strikes your fancy, just let me know through this issue.
Since there's a lot of people asking: At GitHub we're using the same C codebase as Redcarpet but without all the custom-rendering stuff, the per-element callbacks, the parser/renderer classes, and so on, which are what make Redcarpet so daunting to maintain.
Basically a stripped down version without any fluff. GitHub::Markdown.render(text)
I use Redcarpet in a lot of projects and is in my point of view one th best library to parse Markdown. If nobody is interested in the maintaning of this project, I would be happy to maintain this project!
If you want to speak further, you can send me an email at robin.dupret [at] gmail [dot] com.
This issue is also meant for Sundown, I guess?
I can step up to maintain this. Perhaps a co-maintainership along with @robin850 ?
@mattr- : A co-maintainership is a great idea! Any news on this @vmg ?
Heh, a co-maintainership it is then. I've added the two of you as contributors. I'll try to be around at the beginning to give feedback and whatnot. Let's see how this goes. :)
Lots of issues closed, lots of pull requests merged, new release shipped.
@vmg think we can close this now?