Please transfer ownership of the Staf gem

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15 Aug, 2013 11:38 PM

Please transfer ownership of the Staf gem to me. The existing Staf gem
a) Is abandoned (no update in almost 3 years)
b) Is unusably incomplete (it doesn't implement the STAF marshalling API, so it can send data to STAF but not receive data)
c) Has no publicly available source code (the homepage link points to the author's personal page, and has no mention of the gem)
d) Is unmaintained. The author has not replied to my email.

I have already written a new staf gem (not a fork; it's a complete reimplementation) that is complete, has a test suite, and is source controlled (though I haven't published the source code yet because I don't know if I can use the "staf" name). I will definitely maintain it, because it has important uses in my day job. Also, I have a proven record of cooperation upstream. has accepted several of my patches.

Please transfer ownership of the gem to me. I can provide source code if needed.

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 11 Nov, 2013 08:25 PM

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    I've added the owner of this gem to this thread. Maybe they'll respond here.

    We usually try not to override gem ownerships unless it's an extremely dire situation. If the author doesn't respond, I'd just rename the gem and move on! If your code is good, the installs will follow :)


  2. 3 Posted by Ryan on 18 Nov, 2013 08:34 AM

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    Hi asomers,

    I very exciting hearing to news! thank you asomers, and for the old Staf gem, it does not support Windows, it would be nice that your gem is works for Windows, thank you again and if you need any help please let me know.


  3. Support Staff 4 Posted by Nick Quaranto on 16 Apr, 2014 03:10 PM

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    Hey there,

    Did this all get figured out? Hoping to close some tickets.

  4. Nick Quaranto closed this discussion on 16 Apr, 2014 03:10 PM.

  5. asomers re-opened this discussion on 17 Apr, 2014 01:50 PM

  6. 5 Posted by asomers on 17 Apr, 2014 01:50 PM

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    I never did hear from the author of the staf gem. Eventually, I gave up
    and posted mine as "staf4ruby".

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