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From Nick North <nort...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Process for code submissions?
Date Sun, 05 Aug 2012 16:48:03 GMT
Many thanks for the reply. I will sort those things out and resubmit. 

Nick

On 5 Aug 2012, at 16:44, Robert Newson <robert.newson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Heh, and update the changes and news file so it mentions the new feature. :)
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
> On 5 Aug 2012, at 16:05, Nick North <north.n@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I'm wondering if there is any process for dealing with code submissions
>> i.e. for getting a decision that they are accepted, rejected, or ignored. I
>> hope the following doesn't come across as a complaint, because I think
>> CouchDb and the community are great, but I feel in limbo on this particular
>> topic.
>> 
>> The reason for asking is that I submitted JIRA issue
>> COUCHDB-1373<https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1373>a
>> while back, then let it drop for some while before submitting pull
>> request 28 <https://github.com/apache/couchdb/pull/28> with proposed code
>> for implementing the suggestion. After some initial discussion on the JIRA
>> issue, there was no response to the pull request, and I don't know if that
>> means I didn't follow the right process, it has been rejected, it's been
>> decided to ignore it, or it's gone into a queue to be considered eventually.
>> 
>> There are many good reasons for not accepting submitted code: the
>> suggestion may be bad, the code may be bad, there may not be the resources
>> to deal with it, it may be undesirable creeping featurism, it may come from
>> someone who hasn't demonstrated good understanding of the project etc. Any
>> of those verdicts might apply in this case but, whatever the reason is, it
>> would be good to be told it so that I know whether it's worth expending
>> more effort to improve my chances of acceptance, or whether to spend that
>> time on finding ways to carry on without the proposed code.
>> 
>> If someone can help or guide me, or give an outline of how things operate
>> in this area, I'd be really grateful. Many thanks,
>> 
>> Nick North

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