mharris: Interesting diary entry, thanks. It reminded me a bit of the reasons for the egcs fork, way back when. Basically, a limited set of maintainers who were unresponsive in some ways, with processes that didn't scale, and no real interest in changing.
Forking worked great for gcc in this situation. gcc probably has an order of magnitude more developers now than it did then. Bug tracking has improved, patch tracking has improved, and the compiler has a whole has seen much important evolution which would have been greatly slowed under the old model. So the culture of openness has really helped. I wish you good luck if this is the course you decide on.
Work proceeds. Today rmathew got his copyright assignment approved, so there are some patches to check in. Plus I need to get started on setting up test builds on various platforms.
Nothing recently, but I wanted to welcome bje to Advo.