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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


> What reasons keep you from contributing to GCC?
I tried this a while ago, but ultimately gave up because I could not get my 
patches in. Some were applied, but many never made it. Admittedly they were 
perhaps not of general interested, there were only improving compatibility 
of the gcc base with C++ (what Ian Lance Taylor then did later).
The most frustrating part was not getting patches rejected (I could then 
improve them, after all), but having patches ignored. You submit a number of 
patches, and the result is... nothing. No response at all. Not exactly what 
encourages gcc as a free time activity.

On the other hand I am a professional developer, too (even working on 
compilers), and I myself would perhaps also be reluctant to spend time on 
reviewing and merging patches that I do not really care about. So I 
understand the gcc developers. But it is still frustrating for outsiders.

Thomas



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