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Re: [PATCH] Fix for issue 3813

From: Noorul Islam K M <noorul_at_collab.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 16:52:14 +0530

Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> writes:

> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 03:25:37PM +0530, Noorul Islam K M wrote:
>> I thought if the patch was incorrect, I might be getting some feedback.
> Sorry, sometimes things just fall through the cracks :(
> Please don't take this as something personal.

Nothing personal at all.

> Communications can be delayed or simply get lost since we're working
> in a distributed team in very different timezones, rather than in the
> same office where it's usually enough to get up and talk to the person
> at another table in the same room.
> It's not easy to learn how to effectively communicate and get attention
> via email, but that's what we all have to do. And we also have to learn
> to tolerate occasional miscommunication.
>> > Discussion on irc showed that we couldn't just apply the patch without the
>> > additional work from Stefan as that would open a window where somebody could
>> > look at otherwise hidden files. (I assumed he would apply your patch after
>> > that, but later I just applied the change anyway)
> I wasn't aware of the patch proposed in this thread and how it
> related to the change I made. I replied to one of Daniel's questions I
> saw in this thread, and doing so inspired me to take a look at the code
> myself, but that was it.
> Maybe having more than just an issue number in the subject would help
> prevent this sort of thing? Our focus is usually on problems, not numbers.
> So the subject could have hinted at what problem was being solved.
> The numbers don't carry any information on their own in email.
> They only make sense if people are browsing the issue tracker, find that
> particular issue, and then go to the mailing list to see if something
> was written about this issue (and that is a good thing, and it's why
> we try to include the numbers if possible). But they don't help in other
> cases, e.g. someone just catching up with dev@ email. Unless people are
> bothered enough to look them up in the web interface (which I'm often not).

Actually I improved the log message to include more information about
the patch after Julian requested so. It is my mistake for not including
description in subject line. After all these days in the list I should
have learned it. Sorry about that.

Thanks and Regards
Received on 2011-06-23 13:24:26 CEST

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