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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)

On 23 April 2010 21:24, ÐÐÐÑÑÐÐ ÐÑÑÑÐÐÐÐ <> wrote:
> I have no hardware to test patches, small free time to work and my
> english is bad.

I always test patches in the CompileFarm.
In fact, I only do development in the CompileFarm. I have a not very
powerful laptop that is already overworked.
I only use linux x86 machines but they have plenty of esoteric
hardware and setups for testers.

I don't have a good answer to the lack of time. I also have very
little free time and the most interesting work is time-consuming.
However, just checking whether an unconfirmed PR is still valid takes
5 minutes. When you get proficient writing patches, the most consuming
task of fixing a bug may be writing the Changelog. (ok ok, for some
very very simple bugs, but they exist!).

If you read up to here your English is good enough. We do not need
Shakespeare writing code. We need good programmers. Good patches talk
by themselves.

> But sometimes i submit bug reports :)

Good! Thanks! Maybe the next step could be checking whether bug
reports are valid or not. ;-)


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