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Re: Coordinating patches [was Re: Change in compile.el]

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: Coordinating patches [was Re: Change in compile.el]
Date: 18 Feb 2004 13:52:04 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> > From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> > Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 03:38:32 -0500
> > 
> > I asked Eli to install the patches because he said he was willing to
> > do that.  However, his available time has been just barely enough time
> > to do that.  If I were to ask him to do this extra work for each
> > change, the most likely result is that he'd have to say no.
> Probably.
> The more I think about what I wrote earlier in this thread, the more I
> like it: if patches suggested by people other than the core
> maintainers will get reviewed and responded to by the developers soon
> after they are posted to the various lists, we will win on 2 counts:
> (1) more potential bugs will be detected before they get into the CVS,
> and (2) it will make life easier for Richard who up until now did that
> almost single-handedly.

Exactly -- if I see a new patch that I think it looks ok to include, I
can check for legal papers from poster and if ok, immediately post a
PATCH REVIEW message to emacs-devel, and in a couple of days I can
just install it if nobody has objected to do so.

No double work, no forgotten patches, no patches committed without
prior review... ?

Maybe we should say that the review period is 3 days, i.e. if no
comments in 3 days, it is ok to commit.

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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