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RE: Re: Getting Bug 1256 fixed

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-11-22 20:37:16 CET

"Gale, David" <David.Gale@Hypertherm.com> wrote on 11/22/2005 02:28:09 PM:

> Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > On 11/22/05, Thompson, Graeme (AELE)
> > <Graeme.Thompson@smiths-aerospace.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> What would you suggest would be the best way to get this issue fixed?
> >>
> >> A working path has existed for months, but it has not been
> >> incorporated into the main trunk. It shouldn't be a massive effort
> >> to get this done.
> >
> > Convincing the developers that the feature is worth having. This
> > means that it's useful, and that the patch is good, and that it
> > doesn't make the code or UI overly complex and unmaintainable.
> >
> > Note that these are exactly the same steps that every single change to
> > Subversion has to go through, this is no different. If nobody is
> > willing to shepherd the change through until it can be committed, then
> > it simply won't be, that's how open source works.
> So, other than pestering the dev list (which would be bad), or getting
> added to the dev team (which isn't something everyone can do), what
> should people do? If you look back through this thread, you'll see my
> analysis of the votes in the Subversion Issue Tracker, and the comments
> that voting doesn't really seem to affect the dev team's decisions. How
> else can we go about "convincing the developers that the feature is
> worth having...useful...good", etc.?
> I frankly don't know.
> Voting for Issues makes the most sense, but if the dev team is unwilling
> to pay attention to the desires of the community as explicitly expressed
> by that voting, what is the community supposed to do?

I am not one of the devs. Please keep that in mind.

As I have understood this issue from past messages, the problem is that
the Devs have been looking for a design proposal. Right now there is a
patch and there are some emails that explain what it does etc.. But what
they would really like to see is a design proposal for the feature that
can be discussed and agreed upon. Once that is done, then the patch can
begin to be reviewed and modified such that it corresponds to the design

If you want to do something, forget that this patch exists and try to
instead begin the process of designing the feature. If the feature is
agreed upon and well-designed then there might be more developer interest
in tackling it.


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