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* TAN: Ragel now maintained by Colm networks
@ 2015-06-26 19:46 Eric Wong
  2015-06-26 21:03 ` Bráulio Bhavamitra
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Eric Wong @ 2015-06-26 19:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: unicorn-public

As most of you know, unicorn has always used Ragel for HTTP
parsing (inherited from Mongrel).

For the most part, Ragel works great and does not need much
maintenance.  I made some changes to work with the Ragel 5-to-6
transition for Mongrel (pre-unicorn) and that was it.

Since I mainly use Ragel from the Debian package nowadays,
I missed this bit of news when it was posted 2014-10-24.

http://www.colm.net/ragel-now-maintained-by-colm-networks/

| As of October 2014, Ragel will be maintained by Colm Networks. 
| This is a new consulting company founded by Dr. Adrian D.
| Thurston.

(ed: Adrian Thurston is the original author of Ragel)

| Since we cannot operate in the open, the git repository for
| Ragel  will no longer be available. The project will be
| published as release (and pre-release) tarballs only. On the
| upside, Ragel will get much more attention.

*Sigh* I guess we'll need to diff release tarballs from now on...

I'm not very knowledgeable in C++, so any extra help auditing Ragel
changes would be greatly appreciated.

| The license will remain the same: GPLv2 with an exception for
| the generated code derived from Ragel source.

OK, at least that is good to hear.

Fwiw, the ragel-users mailing list (where I lurked) closed in
July 2014, too.

Anyways, I still love Ragel as a tool/language and have used it
in other projects.  For now, it seems to work, but I'm hesitant
to start new projects using it.

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* Re: TAN: Ragel now maintained by Colm networks
  2015-06-26 19:46 TAN: Ragel now maintained by Colm networks Eric Wong
@ 2015-06-26 21:03 ` Bráulio Bhavamitra
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: Bráulio Bhavamitra @ 2015-06-26 21:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Eric Wong; +Cc: unicorn-public

Sad news to hear companies that don't understand free software taking
maintainership of good free software :(

Maybe the best would be to maintain a fork of it...

cheers,
bráulio

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Eric Wong <e@80x24.org> wrote:
> As most of you know, unicorn has always used Ragel for HTTP
> parsing (inherited from Mongrel).
>
> For the most part, Ragel works great and does not need much
> maintenance.  I made some changes to work with the Ragel 5-to-6
> transition for Mongrel (pre-unicorn) and that was it.
>
> Since I mainly use Ragel from the Debian package nowadays,
> I missed this bit of news when it was posted 2014-10-24.
>
> http://www.colm.net/ragel-now-maintained-by-colm-networks/
>
> | As of October 2014, Ragel will be maintained by Colm Networks.
> | This is a new consulting company founded by Dr. Adrian D.
> | Thurston.
>
> (ed: Adrian Thurston is the original author of Ragel)
>
> | Since we cannot operate in the open, the git repository for
> | Ragel  will no longer be available. The project will be
> | published as release (and pre-release) tarballs only. On the
> | upside, Ragel will get much more attention.
>
> *Sigh* I guess we'll need to diff release tarballs from now on...
>
> I'm not very knowledgeable in C++, so any extra help auditing Ragel
> changes would be greatly appreciated.
>
> | The license will remain the same: GPLv2 with an exception for
> | the generated code derived from Ragel source.
>
> OK, at least that is good to hear.
>
> Fwiw, the ragel-users mailing list (where I lurked) closed in
> July 2014, too.
>
> Anyways, I still love Ragel as a tool/language and have used it
> in other projects.  For now, it seems to work, but I'm hesitant
> to start new projects using it.
>

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