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From Ted Husted <>
Subject Re: nominate ?
Date Thu, 01 Jul 2004 23:26:29 GMT
I would agree that both the reality and perception is that patches for enhancements are not
often applied. But, throwing bodies at the problem is not the solution. People have to *want*
to work on a project like Struts. Really, really, want it, and be willing to work for it.
Candidates have to be ready and able to do what needs to be done and to make the time to do
it. If someone were eager to have more of the enhancement patches applied, they'd be posting
patches or "works for me" comments to the reports and cross-posting arguments on DEV as to
why we should apply them. Anyone who did that, and who's been an active member of the community
for six months or more, would definitely be (and have been) nominated. 

In the past, when we have nominated people who did not follow this mold, they helped for a
while, but soon fell away. Committers cannot be made, Committers must make themselves. 

I'm sure moving to a Maven development environment will help increase participation. Now that
Commons 1.1.3 is rolled, we can do Struts 1.2.1. With a stable release out the door, we can
start on the reorganization for the 1.3.x series, which will be optimized for Maven and lighter-weight
subproject releases. 

Personally, I think creating subprojects will help even more than Maven. As it stands, moving
the development of Struts 1.x forward is an exercise in frustration. We're being strangled
by a gossamer web of dependencies.


On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 13:02:09 -0500, Vic Cekvenich wrote:
> There are knowledgeable people currently active on user list,
> people that wrote books, tutorials and papers, people that  are
> writing frameworks and extensions on Struts, should you want more
> activity, if the current commit-ers are busy.
> It's the right thing to do, I can think of about 10 one could
> nominate, this would increase the patch activity I think. At least
> one could start   nurturing people. Many people active in the past
> are not active now, such as David W.
> Also, I know current developers don't think so, but * preception*
> is that patches get ignored.

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