> Bruce, I have got no idea what you trying to say. Out of the total (project-specific) communication these days, ...
> 1) about 40% happen through jira bugs.
I have to admit that keeping up with all of them is rather difficult.
> 2) 25% on the user mailing list
This is good, but I'm curious to know why there is so little traffic on the dev@castor list?
> 3) 25% throug IRC (#castor at irc.codehaus.org) (which is open for public review, isn't it).
And there's the answer to my question above . I guess I need to read through the IRC logs. But therein lies something that most users will never do. If decicisions are being made via IRC it would be really great if the results of the discussions could be brought the mailing list to help inform the community better.
> As far as I remember, you have been invited to a little get-together (that actually happened 10 days ago) weeks in advance (promised to have a look
> whether you could do anything about it, etc.). In other words, that openess you are asking for is happening already.
My apologies for not following up to say I couldn't make it. I had my wife with me while I was speaking at TheServerSide Java Symposium in Spain. Was it a productive time? What was discussed? What are the outcomes?
> It's a matter of attaching rather than demanding actions ot be taken.
I'm not sure why you think I'm making demands - I simply was inquiring about the openness of the discussions. Thank you for informing me.
> Wrt 60+ hours, it woul dbe interesting to know what makes you think that your situation is different from anybody else ? We all have a day job, and
> we all have to find a way around life and work and a healthy balance. But even if sometimes I cannot afford more time to dedicate to this open
> source project (to e.g. fix even more bugs), at least I (and others) engage to spend time with our users and their needs.
I never claimed that my situation was different. I'm sure everyone is dealing with something similar to this as you and I discussed when you first joined Castor. I'm simply trying to provide some context to my crazy and what seems to be constantly overloaded life these days, that's all.