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From Bob Dionne <>
Subject Re: Process for code submissions?
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 00:33:35 GMT

You can ignore this given Bob Newson picked it up. I guess the mailing list took some time
off, I sent this out yesterday at 11:30 am.



On Aug 5, 2012, at 11:22 AM, Bob Dionne <> wrote:

> Hi Nick,
> Sorry this is my fault for dropping the ball on this. It looks like we batted this around
a bit, you made good progress refactoring, enhancing, etc.. and then we all forgot about it.
I'll review the patch again in the next couple of days with respect to the current code and
either get this committed or get a decision as to why not.
> I'm not sure what the "formal" process for all this is, I imagine the Apache site has
some docs on it, but I do know committers are obligated to help build community, shepherd
contributions, etc.. so I definitely put this on my TODO list.
> Cheers,
> Bob
> On Aug 5, 2012, at 11:05 AM, Nick North <> 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<>a
>> while back, then let it drop for some while before submitting pull
>> request 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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