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Subject: Re: [boost] Help wanted: Open pull request reminders
From: James E. King, III (jking_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-10-24 11:22:35

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:19 AM, John Maddock via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> The amount of pull requests, most of which are really old, is quite scary.
>> Do people not care about merging fixes in their code?
> Not all fixes are created equally: some are incomplete and the author may
> be waiting on more information. Others may be work in progress: I have
> some against my stuff that begin with "Please don't merge yet, work in
> progress" or words to that effect. OK, I could just close them down on the
> grounds that they're not ready yet, but in most cases the authors of those
> PR's are actually working on them (or intending to do so). So there is an
> inevitable bind up of cruft: stuff that isn't a simple no brainer "yes I
> can merge this as is". Indeed some are very significant changes which
> require a fair bit of work before they can be merged, I don't necessarily
> want to close them as "won't apply", but I don't necessarily have the time
> to apply them correctly either just yet - so they'll sit there until I do.
> In an ideal world we would have a third status to "open" and "closed",
> something like "pending" or "waiting for information".
> John.
You can use github labels to identify various states for issues or pull
requests on a per-project basis.

- Jim

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