Rb-appscript: requesting ownership

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hu.eric

26 Jan, 2016 09:05 AM

Rb-appscript has one maintainer: "null", whose email address is "[email blocked]". It's original author is user "has" on sourceforge

I reached out to the original author, Hamish, about taking ownership on RubyGems. He's given his consent. All the necessary context is in this Github discussion. The earlier links are just provided for context. Could someone please help transfer ownership to myself and RubyGems user BrendanThompson?

Let me know if I can do anything more with this issue to move it forward. Thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 12 May, 2016 05:20 PM

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    Sorry about the delay here. I'm not seeing the "consent" on that github thread - mind linking/forwarding it? We could also add an email to this conversation too if that's easier.

  2. 2 Posted by hu.eric on 13 May, 2016 11:01 AM

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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for getting back to me. No worries about the delay, I know this is
    volunteer work for you.

    The specific post from Hamish I was referring to is this post:
    https://github.com/mattneub/appscript/issues/12#issuecomment-165600509

    That's his response to me on Bitbucket. I'll quote that conversation below:

    Hengist Podd <[email blocked]>
    12/12/15

    to me
     hhas
    Hengist Podd sent you a message:
    If Brendan wants it he's totally welcome to it; surprised he never asked
    before posting his fork. Or Matt, but I think Brendan's version has made
    more progress. Honestly, they should throw in together if they really care
    about it. He'll need to contact the RubyGems maintainers to get it
    transferred as I can't log into it any more. As far as modernizing the C
    portion, replacement Cocoa APIs are available in NSAppleEventDescriptor
    (10.11+) and NSWorkspace. It's years since I did any Ruby, and never did
    much like it or have a clue how to build [Obj-]C extensions for it (I just
    nicked that bit from RubyOSA), so can't offer you any advice beyond 1.
    refer to SwiftAE [https://bitbucket.org/hhas/swiftae/] for pointers [sic]
    on using the relevant Cocoa APIs, and 2. Apple doesn't give a crap about
    Mac Automation any more and seems perfectly happy letting it die off from
    mismanagement and neglect, so caveat emptor as far as long-term prospects
    are concerned. HTH has

    In reply to Eric Hu
    Eric Hu sent you a message on Bitbucket: Hi there, I'm writing this for
    Hamish Sanderson, original author of Appscript. If this is you, please read
    on. If not, you can stop here (though I would appreciate a short note
    letting me know I've reached the wrong person). First off, I'd like to say
    I'm a happy user of your work. I used rb-appscript for years without
    realizing it, via the Consular gem. Over the last several months, I've been
    tracking down an issue with Consular that depends on rb-appscript. I
    eventually tracked down the issue and reported it in what I thought was the
    source repo.[1] It turns out that I reported it to a fork, and the issue
    was actually resolved in that repo. Unfortunately other gem developers
    don't benefit from this change since it's not reflected on Rubygems. If you
    still have control of the rb-appscript gem on Rubygems.org, would you be
    open to transferring it to someone else? Two viable candidates would be
    Matt Neuburg and Brendan Thompson. Matt forked appscript and ported it to
    Github[2]. Brendan forked just the Ruby portion of the repo[3] and created
    his own gem to solve his problem with jira-omnifocus[4]. It looks like
    there's lots of users who have benefitted from your past work, myself among
    them. I'm hoping that I'll be able to easily use your work in the future as
    well. In any event, thank you for taking the time to read this message and
    thank you for your hard work on appscript. Cheers, Eric [1]
    https://github.com/mattneub/appscript/issues/12#issuecomment-164085415 [2]
    https://github.com/mattneub/appscript [3]
    https://github.com/BrendanThompson/rb-scpt [4]
    https://github.com/devondragon/jira-omnifocus/issues/13

  3. 3 Posted by hu.eric on 13 May, 2016 11:07 AM

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    And this is the conversation with Brendan and me

    Forwarded conversation
    Subject: Rb-scpt
    ------------------------

    From: *Eric Hu* <[email blocked]>
    Date: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 6:32 PM
    To: [email blocked]

    Hi Brendan,

    I found your email on your Github profile after using your rb-scpt
    gem. Thank you for forking it, separating the Ruby source, and
    publishing a new gem. I was trying to fix an issue with
    consular-iterm and your repo helped make that possible.

    I don't know what your intentions are for rb-scpt, but would you be
    open to taking over rb-appscript on Rubygems? I already have
    permission from Hamish: that conversation is included below. Taking
    the actual gem will require talking to the people at Rubygems. I'm
    happy to take care of that to see that rb-appscript gets some
    continuity.

    Matt Neuberg maintains a fork of Hamish's code on Github as well.
    I've had this conversation with him as well, though he hasn't
    expressed much interest in maintenance going forward.[1]

    What do you think? Just say the word and I'll reach out to the
    Rubygems people. If it'll make the decision easier, I'm happy to help
    maintain the gem and review pull requests.

    Cheers,
    Eric Hu

    [1] https://github.com/mattneub/appscript/issues/12

    --------- Coversation with Hamish ------------

    Hengist Podd sent you a message:
    If Brendan wants it he's totally welcome to it; surprised he never
    asked before posting his fork. Or Matt, but I think Brendan's version
    has made more progress. Honestly, they should throw in together if
    they really care about it. He'll need to contact the RubyGems
    maintainers to get it transferred as I can't log into it any more. As
    far as modernizing the C portion, replacement Cocoa APIs are available
    in NSAppleEventDescriptor (10.11+) and NSWorkspace. It's years since I
    did any Ruby, and never did much like it or have a clue how to build
    [Obj-]C extensions for it (I just nicked that bit from RubyOSA), so
    can't offer you any advice beyond 1. refer to SwiftAE
    [https://bitbucket.org/hhas/swiftae/] for pointers [sic] on using the
    relevant Cocoa APIs, and 2. Apple doesn't give a crap about Mac
    Automation any more and seems perfectly happy letting it die off from
    mismanagement and neglect, so caveat emptor as far as long-term
    prospects are concerned. HTH has
    View inbox
    In reply to Eric Hu
    Eric Hu sent you a message on Bitbucket: Hi there, I'm writing this
    for Hamish Sanderson, original author of Appscript. If this is you,
    please read on. If not, you can stop here (though I would appreciate a
    short note letting me know I've reached the wrong person). First off,
    I'd like to say I'm a happy user of your work. I used rb-appscript for
    years without realizing it, via the Consular gem. Over the last
    several months, I've been tracking down an issue with Consular that
    depends on rb-appscript. I eventually tracked down the issue and
    reported it in what I thought was the source repo.[1] It turns out
    that I reported it to a fork, and the issue was actually resolved in
    that repo. Unfortunately other gem developers don't benefit from this
    change since it's not reflected on Rubygems. If you still have control
    of the rb-appscript gem on Rubygems.org, would you be open to
    transferring it to someone else? Two viable candidates would be Matt
    Neuburg and Brendan Thompson. Matt forked appscript and ported it to
    Github[2]. Brendan forked just the Ruby portion of the repo[3] and
    created his own gem to solve his problem with jira-omnifocus[4]. It
    looks like there's lots of users who have benefitted from your past
    work, myself among them. I'm hoping that I'll be able to easily use
    your work in the future as well. In any event, thank you for taking
    the time to read this message and thank you for your hard work on
    appscript. Cheers, Eric [1]
    https://github.com/mattneub/appscript/issues/12#issuecomment-164085415
    [2] https://github.com/mattneub/appscript [3]
    https://github.com/BrendanThompson/rb-scpt [4]
    https://github.com/devondragon/jira-omnifocus/issues/13

    ----------
    From: *Brendan Thompson* <[email blocked]>
    Date: Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 7:28 AM
    To: Eric Hu <[email blocked]>

    Hey Eric,

    I could be interested. I’m not too sure I would have too much time to be
    able to do much though. I also prefer the name of my forked gem as well :).

    However, if you’re willing to assist then I may be inclined to do it.

    Thanks,

    Brendan

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by David Radcliffe on 10 May, 2017 02:13 AM

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    Eric,
    Are you still interested in taking over this gem name?
    -David

  5. David Radcliffe closed this discussion on 10 May, 2017 02:13 AM.

  6. hu.eric re-opened this discussion on 10 May, 2017 06:21 PM

  7. 5 Posted by hu.eric on 10 May, 2017 06:21 PM

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    Hi David,

    Thanks for following up. I'm no longer interested in taking over this
    gem. You can close this request.

    Regards,
    Eric

  8. David Radcliffe closed this discussion on 10 May, 2017 06:22 PM.

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