Non-responsive maintainer?

Vincent Breiner vbreiner851 at
Mon Jun 8 08:13:29 UTC 2020

My apologies for coming off rude. It wasn't my intention to undermine Denys's long and significant contribution to the project nor to suggest he should be replaced.
Yet, if you look at the previous three months and the ones before that, there _is_ a clear deviance in activity. Not to mention the last commit was a CVE fix which is clearly important but is not a good example of handling routine patches from the mailing list.
Generally speaking, the current pending time for a patch seems unusually long, how come such an important project only has one active maintainer?
From: Jody Bruchon <jody at>
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:01 PM
To: busybox at <busybox at>; Xabier Oneca -- xOneca <xoneca at>; Vincent Breiner <vbreiner851 at>
Cc: busybox at <busybox at>
Subject: Re: Non-responsive maintainer?

If things hang for too long, I'd be willing to fork the project and maintain it so it can keep on chugging. I'm not as good as Denys though. Can't promise my mailing list replies will be bottom-posted though ;-)

On June 4, 2020 12:42:42 PM EDT, Xabier Oneca  --  xOneca <xoneca at> wrote:
>> I'm new to busybox, so I can't quite tell just how unusual this
>situation is, but where the hell is the maintainer?
>> A few days ago, while submitting a bug report I caught a glance at
>the project's bugzilla and mailing list.
>> It appears that the maintainer is practically gone for the past 4
>months and there are plenty of valid patches / bug fixes awaiting
>> Anybody heard from him? Is he planning on coming back anytime soon?
>> V.B
>I miss him too... I hope he is okay.
>Xabier Oneca_,,_
>busybox mailing list
>busybox at

Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
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