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SubjectRe: The direction linux is taking
Russell King writes:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 04:33:50PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Tridge wrote the system you describe, several years ago. Its called
> > jitterbug but it doesnt help because Linus wont use it
>
> Speaking as someone who _does_ use a system for tracking patches, I
> believe that patch management systems are a right pain in the arse.
>
> If the quality of patches aren't good, then it throws you into a
> problem. You have to provide people with a reason why you discarded
> their patch, which provides people with the perfect opportunity to
> immediately start bugging you about exactly how to make it better.
> If you get lots of such patches, eventually you've got a mailbox of
> people wanting to know how to make their patches better.

So you just do what Linus does: delete those questions without
replying. No matter what system you use, if you want to avoid an
overflowing mailbox, you either have to silently drop patches, and/or
silently drop questions/requests/begging letters. There isn't really
much difference between the two.

Regards,

Richard....
Permanent: rgooch@atnf.csiro.au
Current: rgooch@ras.ucalgary.ca
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