One of the changes I’m making this year is to focus more on the parts of my life that matter the most to me and to ignore the parts that don’t matter as much.
One of the areas of a lot of stress for me has been my obligation to my open source plugins for Redmine and ChiliProject. On one hand, I want to keep releasing new ones and new features because someone might find them useful. On the other hand, supporting and keeping them all updated has become a huge obligation for me (at last count I had 118 projects).
Inspiring by a presentation by Dr Nic, I’ve decided to do some major cleaning of my projects.
On my new Open Source page I’ve listed the majority of my projects and what state each one is. It has projects that I’m actively working on, ones that need a new maintainer, a dozen I’m abandoning, and more.
Hopefully this will clear up some of the confusion as to why some projects are active while others haven’t been touched in years.