Re: Need Leadership

On Sat, 2008-06-21 at 16:14 -0500, Jason D. Clinton wrote:
> there's a bug open against
> Iagno in which a non-native English speaker has re-written the entire
> game
> from the ground-up adding multi-player; the diff is 4,000 lines. I
> really
> like where it's going but unfortunately, as someone new to FOSS he
> really
> didn't understand the "contributing patch-sets" custom that we've come
> to
> all agree on. Now, if we were using DVCS, I could have this new
> version of
> Iagno incorporated in a mater of days because all the changes would be
> incrementally documented with rationale. Instead, we're looking at
> months of
> work to break his changes in to peer-reviewed patch-sets that are
> documented
> and transparent from the perspective of the ChangeLogs. (ie. "blame"
> outputting a person's name and the rational for a change on a per-line
> basis).

If he couldn't understand the current way of doing things without asking
you, then it's even less likely that he would magically understand that
he should do local commits with a DVCS.
murrayc murrayc com

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