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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2010 08:41:59 +0100

On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 12:13:56AM -0400, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 22:55, Tim Starling <tstarling_at_wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> >> We need to find a way to embrace and
> >> empower would-be Subversion contributors.
> >
> > You could start by replying to their mailing list posts. Just a thought.

Tim, could you provide a link to whichever post(s) you had in mind?
The lists have lots of traffic, and not everyone reads every post.
It's possible that your posts were simply overlooked or arrived at
a time where none of those reading your posts were able to reply.

(In general, when referring to other posts made to the list, providing
a link to the archives is a very good idea...)

> Well aware of that, and snarky behavior won't really endear you to anybody.
> In particular, there are people who have patches for svn, and we don't
> handle them very well. In some cases, there is a high bar of
> review/change/resubmit that turns people off. In other cases, people
> are focused on whatever task they're working on, and the patches are
> left by the wayside.

One particular example is the various SASL-related patches for svnserve
which have been submitted during the last year.
None of them got it in, because the developer doing the original SASL
support is not active anymore. And it seems that none of the others
(myself definitely included) know enough about SASL to digest the patches.
I have now started to (slowly) learn about SASL with the goal to finally
handle these patches.

Received on 2010-04-09 09:42:41 CEST

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