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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: to the non-committer folks in our communities...
Date Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:05:03 GMT
Nick Kew wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>>Sometimes people report bugs and/or post patches on these lists and for
>>whatever reason they are never properly addressed.  Discussion on the list is
>>great, but it is all too easy for the e-mails move out of sight.  The mail
>>arrives all too quickly.  The best action you can take to avoid the bit bucket
>>for your bug reports and patches is to open a problem report at
>>  If a patch is associated with it, once you
>>create the bug report go back to the report to attach the patch and add
>>"PatchAvailable" to the keywords field.
> Jeff, thanks for that.  Having seen a couple of patches fall into a
> black hole - and one recently get committed - it had been in the back
> of my mind to ask about attaching patches to a bug report.  Now you've
> answered for me, I'll do that in future.
> Perhaps that should go into the developer docs?

sounds reasonable to me ;)

if you start at

   click on "Developer Info" under Get Involved
   click on "code patches" under Feedback and contributions
   the section "Submitting your Patches" mentions this very problem

but from

   click on "Contributing" under Guidelines to get to information on patches
   but the "Submitting your Patches" section does not suggest creating a
   bugzilla PR to make sure it is noticed

Any folks mind if I update the APR "Submitting your Patches" section to use 
text similar to that at


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