As you all know, ever since KDE switched to subversion, LXR stopped getting updated. This was because I needed to update my scripts to work with subversion and never seem to get time. The fact that its summer did not help either. I had some free time this weekend so I decided to finally fix the scripts only to discover, to my surprise, that lxr.kde.org now points to another LXR instance run by Dirk. Nice job, but I have a few points to make:
- I have been running LXR for a few years now and never got a note informing about the switch either before or after Dirk decided to go on his own. I never even saw any mention of this change on core-devel. This is a blatant abuse of power.
- I never got a "Thank you for running this till now" note from Dirk or anyone else either even though I ran that site at my own expense.
- I did get a few gentle reminders from Beineri about updates and I kept telling him its on my TODO list.
- I never got any offers of help. Dirk decided that he would rather implement the whole thing from scratch than help me run the existing one.
This whole episode has left a very bad taste in my mouth. Nice job again Dirk. I guess communicating is not your major strength. So much for appreciating and encouraging contributors.