Don’t swear, guys. Let’s finding some solution.
Isn’t @seb did his PR for free too? He is not just talking (like me), he is doing something. It’s important.
As I see, HF has too small team, so you guys do not have a time to review and accept PR’s. But! I don’t know how, but you need to accept PR’s, because people do it for free as you, people trying to improve Haxe for all us. And it’s unfair if their work will just die.
Maybe you can spend up to 10% of time for PR’s and not for own commits. It may improve Haxe in general, because community will help you with it.
Because nowadays you guys almost alone. And community want to help. But community can’t do this, if you not accepting PR’s for years.
Also, maybe you can create (I know it’s a time, but anyway) a docs about how to work with sources (with step by step instruction about how to compile sources, for example). Not only for Haxe itself, but for hxjava, hxcs, hxcpp too. Maybe you can ask to community, who already has an experience with sources to help with this docs.
Then other, new people can join and help you with all that stuff. Then you guys will not be alone.
Also, do you still looking for the compiler developer? Your team is small, but it looks like you don’t do any active searching anymore.
I can advice you to post a vacancy on the platforms like Glassdoor or AngelList. Maybe then you find good a developer for this job.
Because HF blog is not a right place to find someone (and OCaml forum is almost dead too).
If it is hard to find OCampl developer, maybe try to find an experienced developer without knowledge of OCampl, but with readily to learn it.
And one more important thing. You really need a good evangelist. Maybe it is more important then compiler developer. He should help to popularize Haxe. He should visit tech events. There is a lot of JS events everywhewe in every country. And Haxe doing JS very well. So JS developer should know about Haxe.
It’s important, because the more people who know about Haxe, then more companies may use it and then more chances for financial grow of HF.
Also, I can suggest you to stop associate Haxe with games. Because games is a small niche of software development. Small games is a way smaller niche.You will never be a giant company if you will stay in that niche. Because there is already Unity, UE and C\C++.
So the solution I see is to associate Haxe with software development in general. Haxe has a Java target. Let’s talk about android development with it on Android conferences. Haxe has great support of JS target, so let’s talk about React, Vue and similar things and how Haxe can help developers experience to use this popular libraries. And let’s talk about it on JS conferences.
This is a work for evangelist (or PR manager). And it is a very important position.
It’s important: I’m not blaming HF. You did a great job, and you keep doing it for free. Thank you for that.
I’m just trying to help you to find some solution for this situation.
And I’m apologize about offtopic here, sorry.