You might be interested in the interview of Tonny Wheelhen (spelling © Obligement
) that Obligement has made a short while ago:
The complexity of the code seems to be a problem for the future of WinUAE. It will surely be difficult to find another maintainer who is sufficiently familiar with Amiga hardware and software, won't it ?
Yeah, that will be practically impossible.
Basically, you have to know C, Amiga hardware (just reading the hardware reference manual isn't enough; you need real-world experience with hardware-banging programs), Amiga software (not so important, but it would make debugging very difficult), full knowledge of 680x0 CPU series (very important) and, finally, Windows programming knowledge.