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Subject: Re: Patch review

Re: Patch review

From: Jonathan Gordon <jdgordy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 21:47:39 +1000

2008/10/2 Marc Guay <marc.guay_at_gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
>
> Just a quick idea to throw out there: The steering board has a weekly
> patch review meeting where they take a popular patch that's been
> sitting in the tracker for a while (multifont, bmp resize, snc viewer,
> etc), give it a thorough analysis, and post the results to the task
> and/or mailing list. I think that this would be a lot more effective
> and encouraging to developers than a more generalized push to say,
> improve recording, playback, the UI, etc, which may leave patch
> maintainers feeling a little bit "same old, same old". By giving the
> patch a good going-over, the pros and cons can be clearly stated and
> it can actually be given a chance to move forward or be pushed to the
> side, instead of continuing to rot. This is something that a lot of
> people have wanted time for, or has secretly hoped someone else would
> take the initiative on, but it's just never happened. I realize that
> it's not exactly the type of job that the RSB was created for, but I
> think it fulfills the stated purpose of breaking blocks to
> development.
>
> Throw your darts.
>
> Regards,
> Marc
>

weekly? not a chance... Also yes the RSB isnt for this..
What might be a possibility is try to organise a weekly/fortnightly
IRC meeting so whoever wants to join in can. We might even try for 2
sessions so the euros and yanks don't need to try and coordinate a
time that works for everyone.

Jonathan
Received on 2008-10-02


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