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digitalmars.D - Meta-Feature Request: a way to get feedback on patches for DMD/Phobos

reply downs <default_357-line yahoo.de> writes:
I have repeatedly found myself in the situation that I had a patch for some
aspect of Phobos, but no "official" way to request inclusion in the Phobos
mainline except for posting it somewhere and hoping somebody would eventually
pay attention to it and give me some feedback along the lines of "Yes", "No",
"No for this and that reason", "Yes if you change this part", etc.
As I'm sure many of you are aware, this approach has not met with overwhelming
success in the past. :)
Because of this, I'd like to request the creation of an outline, a series of
steps and best practices to follow when creating a patch for Phobos/DMD, as
well as some sort of quick feedback mechanism.
By this I don't mean that a decision has to be made within 24h after posting my
request, just _some_ kind of reaction along the lines of "Yes I have seen your
post, and will take this in consideration eventually. Except some response
within four weeks or so." (yeah, I'm optimistic)

What do you think?
 --downs

PS: By the way, is there any way to query dsource for the list of people that
have commit access to some project? Might be a useful addition :)
Jan 31 2008
parent BCS <ao pathlink.com> writes:
Reply to Downs,

 I have repeatedly found myself in the situation that I had a patch for
 some aspect of Phobos, but no "official" way to request inclusion in
 the Phobos mainline except for posting it somewhere and hoping
 somebody would eventually pay attention to it and give me some
 feedback along the lines of "Yes", "No", "No for this and that
 reason", "Yes if you change this part", etc.
 
 As I'm sure many of you are aware, this approach has not met with
 overwhelming success in the past. :)
 
 Because of this, I'd like to request the creation of an outline, a
 series of steps and best practices to follow when creating a patch for
 Phobos/DMD, as well as some sort of quick feedback mechanism.
 
 By this I don't mean that a decision has to be made within 24h after
 posting my request, just _some_ kind of reaction along the lines of
 "Yes I have seen your post, and will take this in consideration
 eventually. Except some response within four weeks or so." (yeah, I'm
 optimistic)
 
 What do you think?
 --downs
 PS: By the way, is there any way to query dsource for the list of
 people that have commit access to some project? Might be a useful
 addition :)
 

I have dumped patche on the bugzilla.
Jan 31 2008