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qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« on: June 24, 2013, 07:50:34 PM »
Hello to all the community,


From some time yesterday Christophe Dumez transferred the project maintenance over to me. He is really busy with Real Life and cannot review patches and actively support further development in a timely fashion. I am sure you all have noticed the slowdown for the recent months in releases and patch merging. He however didn't quit entirely. He will still review patches when he can, contribute code, offer guidance if needed etc. But not in an active matter. He will also continue to provide OSX builds, unless someone else wants to do it.

As the new maintainer I can do whatever I want, but that doesn't mean that I will. Now patches will be reviewed/merged a lot faster. Releases will happen frequently and maybe every 2 weeks(depending on development traffic). Also I get to decide for features to be implemented and which maybe were discussed here by other forum members. Like new UI icons.

To all developers out there: I will be happy to merge your fixes/patches/features/etc. Just hop over to github and send me pull requests.
To all other knowledgeable qbittorrent people: You are welcome to enrich the wiki, help triage bugs in the bug tracker and help other users in the forums.
To the rest of the community: qBittorrent is alive and kicking. qBittorrent is awesome. Spread the word and come join us in the forum.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2013, 08:29:47 PM by sledgehammer_999 »

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 08:00:28 PM »
I would suggest to announce this on the qbittorrent-devel and qbittorrent-translations mailing lists as well
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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 09:38:21 PM »
Which bug?

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 10:21:47 PM »
Very good, sledgehammer_999, and congratulations!
Thanks to christophe.dumez for the wise decision.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 11:01:15 PM »
As much as I am sad Chris is not actively maintaining qBt any more, I am also happy sledge is taking over.

After all, this is the most important:

qBittorrent is alive and kicking. qBittorrent is awesome.

Congrats sledge, I know you'll be successful!

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 11:22:57 PM »
hi, congrats for your new position, please improve label options and rss filtering pls pls pls!!! everything else works great.

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 02:38:24 AM »
awesome
There Is ALWAYS MOAR

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 04:48:56 AM »
I hope it was just that he was too busy with real life, and not that he got bored with it or gave up. Though by stating he still, at least plans to, continue OSX port it seems he just could no longer devote the much needed time to the project as whole.

Which also I suppose is good that someone else is willing to take over development and it's not just sitting incomplete, outdated, or dead.

Sledgehammer, are you still offering 32-bit windows builds and dayman the 64-bit builds? And, where does this leave the linux builds? I assume that at least some of these like ubuntu and debian are automatically built and, in most cases not built by the maintainer?

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 02:09:41 PM »
nice .......

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 02:42:43 PM »
I hope it was just that he was too busy with real life, and not that he got bored with it or gave up. Though by stating he still, at least plans to, continue OSX port it seems he just could no longer devote the much needed time to the project as whole.

Which also I suppose is good that someone else is willing to take over development and it's not just sitting incomplete, outdated, or dead.

Sledgehammer, are you still offering 32-bit windows builds and dayman the 64-bit builds? And, where does this leave the linux builds? I assume that at least some of these like ubuntu and debian are automatically built and, in most cases not built by the maintainer?

No he didn't give up.
For the time being the official windows installer will be 32bit only. Dayman can continue to deliver unofficial builds. In the long run we may change this, but now we need to get some features into qbittorrent itself and of course fix bugs.
As far as I know, there isn't anyone dedicated to linux packages. The new versions get packaged by each distro's packagers and most of them are kept up to date. Even Debian released 3 days ago(?) 3.0.9 in experimental.
Anyhow, we don't host distro specific packages because we don't have anyone doing builds independently. Atm we don't need someone. But if someone wants to make those anyway, please contact me.

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 06:56:33 PM »
Very good, sledgehammer_999, and congratulations!
Thanks to christophe.dumez for the wise decision.

Can't agree more, congratulations sledge :). The final sentence already says enough; qBittorrent is alive and kicking. qBittorrent is awesome. Spread the word and come join us in the forum.!
Currently Using: qBittorrent v3.2.0alpha (latest).
OS: W7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit.

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 12:29:25 AM »
If anyone is wondering, why the lack of changes even I became maintainer. Be patient. I have an important job to prepare for Friday morning(utc+2). Expect development to pick up during the weekend and maybe as early as Friday midday.

I'll mostly be away from the forums the next 2 days.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 12:32:23 AM »
Well, Real Life is there for everyone. No matter how much you or anyone loves a project, RL is always there.
So yeah, I don't think people expect you to merge/review/work 24-7. No worries.

Good luck with that job! :D

(Thanks for the update, though.)
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 12:44:50 AM by shiki »
... Hungarian translation "team".
(e.g.: the only person.)

Before you start hating, I'm still in the process of reviewing previous "alien" strings.

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 12:51:25 PM »
If anyone is wondering, why the lack of changes even I became maintainer. Be patient. I have an important job to prepare for Friday morning(utc+2). Expect development to pick up during the weekend and maybe as early as Friday midday.

I'll mostly be away from the forums the next 2 days.

Don't worry about it, we understand. Take your time mate, we are grateful for all the hard work.

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Re: qBittorrent is under a new maintainer.
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 02:28:58 PM »
Congratulations sledgehammer_999, best of luck to you. I also think this is very good news.

What shall we do with the previous ppa(~hydr0g3n), should we purge it? Are you going to set up a new one?

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