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Re: Distro patches

From: Marc W. Mengel
Subject: Re: Distro patches
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 11:49:02 -0500
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Slyvain Beucler <beuc@beuc.net> wrote:

> I am planning to install cvs-1.12.13 to serve repositories, probably
> manually installed instead of using a distro package.
> I looked for differences in the Debian package that we currently use
> and was somewhat surprised to see 20-30 patches, covering bugs as well
> as new features (including an interesting CVSROOT/passwd override),
> most if not all _not_ included in HEAD. Fedora does the same, to a
> lesser extent.
> Were those patches rejected by the CVS devs, or were they simply not
> submitted here?

My guess is that they're sitting in limbo, like some that I've
submitted, which have sat in  one or another of the cvs bug trackers for
literally years unassigned to anyone; with no response to them
whatsoever; and then folks have to keep reapplying patches with every
release that comes out.

I occasionally post here, asking if anyone has seen it, looked at it, or
considered it, and get no response.

I mean, it's fine, it's their project and they aren't required to
respond to me, as they don't know me from Adam, nor even to consider any
patch any random person might happen to send.

But I suspect that's why some of the forks like NTcvs have started --
deafening silence in response to suggestions.


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