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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] The Plethora of Patches
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:20:24
1 On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 12:00 AM, Andrew D Kirch <trelane@×××××××.net> wrote:
2 > Jeremy Olexa wrote:
3 >>
4 >> Andrew D Kirch wrote:
5 >> <snip all>
6 >>
7 >> Good points, I take it that you have found a mentor and are becoming a dev
8 >> to drive this project then?
9 >>
10 >> -Jeremy
11 >
12 > I've spoken in the past with both Elfyn McBratney, and Homer Parker. I have
13 > also submitted quite a few ebuilds via the system. I have
14 > decided that I'm pretty much not willing to fight the uphill battle with the
15 > red tape that presently exists at Gentoo. I found a problem, and wrote up a
16 > pretty sensible, and not difficult to implement solution for a problem that
17 > is both negatively affecting the code base Gentoo maintains, the quality of
18 > all FOSS code, and that has the potential to embarrass the Gentoo
19 > development community.
20 >
21 > Andrew
23 Ok, well.. If you have extra time available to write up a solution for
24 IMO, a non-issue, then you have time to devote to "dev stuff" - but,
25 if you don't want to become a dev then I would rather you didn't
26 anyway. Put it this way, maybe some of us have decided that our time
27 could be better used fixing Gentoo than fighting the uphill battle
28 with the red tape that presently exists at $UPSTREAM. It is a two-way
29 street for everyone in the FOSS world. Like I said, I like your
30 points. Personally, I try to submit everything upstream but I only
31 maintain very few ebuilds. I think this is common practice amongst
32 Gentoo devs.
34 List replies preferred. Have a good day,
36 -Jeremy