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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject RE: Question to commiters: Applying patches
Date Sat, 06 Dec 2003 16:14:46 GMT

I understand your frustration and it's perfectly justified.  I should
tell you that the team has worked in overdrive non-stop for the last few
months for ApacheCon.  Things should pick up in a bit.

On the other hand, sending a few emails, like this, to remind people to
look at your tests and patches is normal for this process.  We do
appreciate your work.  I will put the tests in today.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ed Letifov []
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 8:28 AM
> To:
> Subject: Question to commiters: Applying patches
> Hello,
>   I am sorry to raise this topic and hopefully it will not produce any
> lengthly discussions.
>   I don't have a commiter status on this project but I try to
> to it as much as possible. I'd love to do some "real" work, but every
> time I have this intention and go in search for what to do I see
> already doing something on almost every API required for Geronimo, and
> these people are already way ahead of me in their respective areas. I
> follow every thread on the list, but there is a feeling of "missed
> train" :( I guess I am not the only one who feels this way.
>   Still, I did find a nice niche for me - "vanilla" tests. Maybe not
> attractive as writing an implementation for some JSR, but sometimes
> almost as much challenging. As I understand there is still a goal to
> reach a close to 100% test coverage, so I am doing my best to help
> Geronimo reach this goal. BTW, I think this kind of activity would be
> nice entry point for all these people who were willing to contribute
> but literally stopped after writing the "hello, my name is.... I would
> like to contribute...." letter .
>   Now, to the real point. At the early stages of the project it was
> extremely motivating to see the patches you submit being picked up by
> one of the commiters and applied virtually in a matter of hours. I do
> understand that today it might not be the case, with people literally
> being too busy.
>   My question is: is there any way to speed this process up? Is there
> dedicated commiter who would be willing to process such incoming
> patches (accept, review, react) basically acting as a gateway to
> who might not be extremely experienced yet in such kind of activity?
> Should someone assume this role? I know I would be willing to do it,
> but as I said I don't have a commiter status yet, and I guess the
> amount of my current involvement does not give me enough "weight" to
> try to get it.
> Ed Letifov.

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