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Hi all, yes, DevDocs is kind of dying at the moment... lots of issues, stale PRs, no commits since months.... I hope it can still be saved, because it's been my favorite docs browser for years and there's really no alternative to it.
@Thibaut , we understand that you don't have the time to maintain this project, but what is your vision for its future?
How would it be possible to onboard maintainers/contributors?
What I imagine as goals:
-> for all this, probably no extensive Ruby knowledge is needed. It would be enough to leave the project in a maintenance state.
As I see from the count of PRs, the community is here to help.
What would be the way to move forward?
@sbrl @baelter @gombosg if you're able to rally a small team behind maintaining DevDocs over the long haul, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to help set this up with Quincy + share context on an ongoing basis.
In the past whenever we've had a single active maintainer it has proven impossible to sustain over time and we end up burning that person out. I think for DevDocs to thrive we need a team, but to this day we haven't been able to find enough maintainers to form one.
Unlike most other open source projects, it's a big time commitment to maintain DevDocs and the work is quite repetitive. On the flip side, DevDocs is still very popular and helping out many thousands of developers. I'd love to see it thrive.
Adding all of them to DevDocs would make the search unusable