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From Rhett Sutphin <rh...@detailedbalance.net>
Subject Re: is buildr still active?
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:53:19 GMT
Hi,

On Feb 11, 2009, at 1:32 PM, Ittay Dror 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.  Also, there are no clear  
> coding conventions to follow. Finally, I don't remember seeing  
> someone's patch being accepted.

I don't have an opinion on the rest (except that it would be nice if  
JIRA would let you read patches in the browser instead of downloading  
them), but I'm sure patches are accepted from time to time.  E.g.: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BUILDR-124

Rhett

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> Ittay
>> Assaf
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>>> Ittay
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