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On Sep 10, 2016, at 4:40 AM, Vladimir Zhbanov (vzhbanov AT gmail DOT com) [via =
geda-user AT delorie DOT com] <geda-user AT delorie DOT com> wrote:

> I don't like that you promote it without any consensus with other
> geda-gaf devs wrt basic project direction.
> I don't want to have two code bases with parallel functionality in
> one repository. This prevents users from contributing as they
> don't know where to contribute better.

I think it=92s good to have parallel functionality:

1. Xorn gives those a place for those who won=92t use Scheme to =
contribute. There is no longer any reason to complain that we=92re =
forcing Scheme on people.

2. Xorn is free of the requirement for backward compatibility.

> My intention is to develop current C/Scheme codebase. I am going
> to remove any other language based additions (usually supported by
> nobody) from the repository.

Unsupported and unused bitrot needs removing, regardless of language, =
but Roland is supporting Xorn. There=92s constant conflict here between =
=93we need more development=94 and =93this is production software, don=92t=
 break it=94. Xorn is potentially a way to relieve that conflict.

However, I have to ask if Xorn has a user base? Is anyone doing projects =
with it? Is anyone scripting it? Roland has tried to recruit me, but I=92m=
 heavily invested in gnetlist and Scheme, and they are getting the jobs =
done. I=92m not a natural user until Xorn goes someplace useful to me =
that gnetlist can=92t. So far, though, it=92s just an unfamiliar way to =
do the things that gnetlist does. That=92s not enough.

John Doty              Noqsi Aerospace, Ltd.
jpd AT noqsi DOT com

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