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From Sam Lang <sl...@mcs.anl.gov>
Subject Re: how to send a patch
Date Sat, 28 Feb 2004 20:21:04 GMT
On Fri, 2004-02-27 at 20:36, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:
> "Sam Lang" <slang@mcs.anl.gov> writes:
> > 
> > On a side note I'm curious about the AxisC++ process of accepting bugs. 
> > Who gets what and assigns them to the appropriate people?
> > 
> > -Sam 
> 
> As an open-source project there is no one person "in charge" who
> assigns bug fixing or other work to specific developers. Bugs are
> picked up by developers who want to work on those bugs; it may 
> seem too damned chaotic to work but it does work. Yes, it often
> does take longer than if the project were fully managed under 
> the cathedral model but that's not how open source works.
> 
> When a release time comes up the release manager does play the
> role of the "one guy in charge", at least for the duration of
> that release. During the release planning process the specific
> bugs to be fixed are identified (and recorded in the release plan
> document) and then once that's committed the release does not
> go thru until those bugs are fixed. The release manager uses all
> the techniques he can to get the bugs fixed .. and since the 
> release is occurring because the developers want it released (and
> because the release manager is also a developer) the bugs do indeed
> get fixed.

Do release happen after a stated period of time or is it up to the
release manager to decide when enough bugs have been fixed or new
features been added?

> 
> Sanjiva.
> 
> 


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