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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Applying patches promptly( was Re: Release Manager - RM)
Date Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:14:59 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Gav.... wrote:


>>>>>So, lets get on with the important stuff and get those issues closed.
>>>>>Don't wait for everyone else to do it, if you have a spare few hours
>>>>>pick an outstanding issue from the release map for 0.8-dev in Jira and
>>>>>fix it.
>>>>Can someone apply my latest patches, then I can continue to get these
>>>>Finished. I don't want to start any more until these are out the way.
>>>Sorry Gav. We are a bit lax with this aspect of our work.


>>>I'm afraid I, personally do not have the time to apply your patches
>>>right now (it takes a little time to review them properly and to test
> I know what you mean Ross, but there is a trap.
> Stefano made this apparent to me but it was on a
> private list so i will try to paraphrase.
> Just apply the patches. Commit-then-review. [1]
> If something is wrong then another developer will
> be urged to fix it. Flaws are good. They create
> itches and help to build a community.

Yes, this makes a great deal of sense. I will switch to this mode of 

Should get around to applying some patches later today. My deadline 
passed without a hitch at midnight last night. I'm a fair bit hungover 
right now, applying patches with little thought may be an easy Sunday 
afternoon task.

Everyone has been warned (i.e. please at least do a cursory review for 
me if someone has the chance)


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