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From Ittay Dror <itt...@tikalk.com>
Subject Re: is buildr still active?
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2009 06:43:17 GMT


Matthieu Riou wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Ittay Dror <ittayd@tikalk.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Assaf Arkin wrote:
>>
>>  Specs really really help. A patch could look simple and trivial, maybe
>>     
>>> it's
>>> a one line fix, but writing the spec and then accepting the patch is more
>>> work than accepting a tested patch.
>>>
>>> If you can't figure out how to fix something, but can at least write a
>>> spec
>>> to prove it's broken, that's also enormously helpful. The fix may end up
>>> to
>>> be trivial to someone else, just by running the spec and looking at the
>>> stack trace.
>>>
>>> So spec as much as possible.
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>> I find the current way of submitting patches / specs to be unproductive.
>> It's hard for people to comment on a patch: you see an email about a patch,
>> need to open the issue in the browser, download the patch, read, and then
>> the only way to comment is writing an out-of-line comment in jira. and of
>> course people follow jira notices far less than the "regular" mailing lists.
>>     
>
>
> Care to propose an alternative? FWIW, it's how all Apache projects work.
>   
well, i like how the git community works. people just send an email to 
the mailing list with '[PATCH]', if the patch is interesting, people 
reply with comments, usually very useful (potential bugs, code 
conventions), the person can then fix the patch and resubmit.
>
>   
>>  Also, there are no clear coding conventions to follow. Finally, I don't
>> remember seeing someone's patch being accepted.
>>
>>     
>
> Can you substantiate this claim? I can find patches that have been applied
> very easily in Jira.
>   
Like I said, I don't remember any being accepted. I may be wrong, if so, 
my appologies.

Ittay

> Matthieu
>
>
>   
>> Ittay
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>>     
>>> Assaf
>>>
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>>>       
>>>> Ittay
>>>>
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>>>>
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>>>>         
>>>
>>>       
>> --
>> Tikal <http://www.tikalk.com>
>> Tikal Project <http://tikal.sourceforge.net>
>>
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>>     
>
>   

-- 
Tikal <http://www.tikalk.com>
Tikal Project <http://tikal.sourceforge.net>


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