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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: Unresolved bugs with patches
Date Mon, 02 Jun 2003 19:09:56 GMT
On 2/06/2003 20:46 Andreas Kuckartz wrote:

> Here is a list of the 31 unresolved bugs for which patches have been
> created. Only one bug is "owned" by a person. The others are owned by the
> developers list.

I fail to see how ownership by a person would help in applying patches 
more consistently. Having a 'sponsoring committer' might help to get 
patches applied. Then again, I think you are looking at the symptom, not 
the cause. <imho>The fact no sponsoring committers exist for certain 
patches might tell more about the patch than the willingness of the 
committers. I wouldn't like to see patches being committed just for 
cleaning out that list, but because they solve a genuine problem or add 
something original to the codebase. Above all, code needs a shepherding 
community, and we have already seen what happens if some parts of the 
(elaborate) Cocoon codebase are less well tended due to being 

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