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From "Robin Green" <>
Subject Re: [ADMIN] process for applying patches
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2000 01:26:36 GMT
Giacomo Pati <> wrote:
>Jeff Turner wrote:
> >
> > I think this is a general problem with popular open source projects. 
> > project has to get the committer:contributor ratio right. Assuming 
> > has the right ratio, but still experiences problems...
> >
> > A possible solution: ordinary cocoon-devvers "register" themselves as
> > interested in certain parts of Cocoon. If you a) understand the general
> > architecture, and b) understand what file does, register your
> > interest. When someone proposes a patch to, those registered can
> > review the patch. If the patch looks good, reviewers +1 it on this list.
> > When a real committer has a chance to review the patch, they can have 
> > more confidence in the quality of the patch. Committers can concentrate 
> > whether a patch violates design issues, rather than simpler 
> > issues.
>My personal opinion about this is that I feel it is too formal. I think
>commiters and developers should automatically feel responsable for parts of 
>system they are interested on.

Agreed. If there are people who want to review stuff, why aren't they doing 
so already?

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