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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 13:34:52 -0400

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 13:14, Mike Dixon
<michael.dixon_at_denovosoftware.com> wrote:
>...
> And so we have identified one of the problems.
>
> If you're serious about getting new people involved in development, getting
> a patch reviewed needs to be *easy*. If someone sends in a patch and it gets
> ignored (not maliciously, of course), it's possible that the submitter is so
> dedicated that they'll keep sending emails until someone pays attention.
> This certainly does happen sometimes. However, it's much more likely that
> they'll just decide that nobody's interested, and leave.
>
> Every patch that rots is a potential new developer that you've turned away
> at the door. If it seems like there's no time to do patch review, think how
> much less time there will be if Subversion continues to grow, but no new
> developers join.

I strongly agree, and that was the one, primary thing that I raised at
our meeting. The attempt to try a "mentor" is a way/attempt to be more
active against leaving these developers/patches lying around.

Cheers,
-g
Received on 2010-04-12 19:35:30 CEST

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