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From "Magesh Umasankar" <>
Subject Re: [Bug 7153] - Need additional Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Tasks
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2002 16:08:39 GMT
From: "Jose Alberto Fernandez" <>

> As far as I can tell very few committers are 
> looking for patches in Bugzilla.  You see all 
> these long discussions, but once someone files 
> a patch it linguers there and nothing happens. 
> This is what I think people are complainint 
> about.
> I myself filed a bug [
> bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=7045], fix it, and put 
> the patch on Bugzilla. It has never been this 
> slow for patches I had submitted in the past. 
> No aknowledgement, no comments, nothing. 
> Just dead silence. 
> This is the kind of thing that frustrate people.

What frustrates me as a committer:
1. Bug reports that are not proven as
   bugs (using Junit tests).
2. Patches to bugs/enhancement requests
   that do not contain Junit tests that 
   prove that the patch fixes the bug, by 
   providing JUnit tests that fail before 
   patch is applied and pass after patch 
   is applied.
3. Patches that do not care about backwards
4. Patches that rely on the committer to
   perform documentation patches, if any.
5. Patches to tasks that I cannot compile
   myself or execute myself because of
   dependencies on external tools.

I know it may be asking for a lot, but, if the
patch contains lots of tests, documentation
patches and the code patch as well, it would
get committed faster.

There is also this 'Noise' thing :-)
If you submit a patch to BugZilla/ant-dev,
please keep reminding ant-dev about it till
it gets accepted or rejected.  But you know
that already ;-)

With all this said, I did do a sweep
of BugZilla patches a month or so back, 
IIRC and applied all of those that
I was comfortable with - so I would say 
patches haven't been lingering there for 
a very long time.

> Jose Alberto

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