Re: Unreviewed patches - is the boat sinking?

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro gnome org> wrote:
On Sun, 2014-04-13 at 13:54 -0700, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:

How do we solve this?

Let's start with an actual set of metrics that is accurate.  If there
is an issue and certainly if you care about it, we have a team called
the bug squad who can look into it.  We solve these problems by
getting volunteers to help manage the bug queue and bug maintainers.
This problem is not unique and is in fact a problem in any Free
Software project.

There's merit in his complaint. A lot of patches really do seem to be
ignored. This is more of a problem for some components (typically the
bigger ones) than for others.

I completely agree that there is merit to the complaint.  But it
should be based on a real metric not what was presented.  I just
objected to the subject which I felt was alarmist.

Probably, module maintainers should receive email notifications of
unreviewed patches.

Emmanuele has the right of it.  More mail doesn't help.  We have a bug
squad, we can do lots of thing with more volunteers.  Perhaps Joanna
would be willing to lend her expertise to the bug squad?


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