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Re: Why not contribute? (to GCC)


On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Steven Bosscher <stevenb.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Manuel López-Ibáñez
> <lopezibanez@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 24 April 2010 21:48, Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill@oarcorp.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> There is definitely a workflow problem though. ?I have
>>> had patches I submitted through Bugzilla which didn't
>>> get reviewed until I was asked to submit them to
>>> gcc-patches. ?And vice-versa. ?A triage team and
>>> tracking system might have prevented this.
>>
>> A patch tracking system would already be an improvement and it would
>> be fantastic if someone contributed such thing.
>
> We had a patch tracking system, and it was completely ignored by most
> maintainers.

Indeed - we do not need another piece of infrastructure.  Note that good
patch review takes a lot of time and we (unfortunately again) do not have
many active patch reviewers.  So it happens that patches from people
with excellent track history get approved quickly but others are just
left behind.  Pinging the patches does usually help here, as well as
working with maintainers during the patch creation so that the final
review is easy.

Richard.

> Ciao!
> Steven
>


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