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From: Jesse Manning (manning.jesse_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-04-06 12:51:19

I think this is a great idea, if only for getting some people testing these
user contributed features. If these are never tested then how will they
ever get approval for contribution into the main svn trunk? It is tough for
normal users to search through lists posts to find a patch someone has
contributed for the functionality they are looking for. If there was an
open repository where users could submit unofficial patches, I think it
would make it much easier. On the opposite side of the argument if
submitted patches were reviewed regularly and feedback was provided for any
bugs or documentation fixes, then the open repository would probably not be
needed. I am not sure which approach is better in the long run, but I am
definitely in agreement with Andreas that the work that has been done in the
bindings is great and I hope the community keeps expanding as well as the
functionality supported by the bindings.


On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Andreas Klöckner <lists_at_[hidden]>

> On Samstag 05 April 2008, Andreas Klöckner wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've rolled a new bindings snapshot, available from [snip]
> Somebody contacted me off-list and suggested that what I said might be
> perceived as accusatory, and that my intentions weren't entirely clear. So
> let me clarify:
> First off, I'm not placing any blame for dropping patches. I realize that
> there may have been some issues that ultimately prevented their inclusion.
> What I'm advocating (and providing) is a proving ground for contributions
> to
> the bindings that has a lower barrier to entry than the official sandbox
> svn.
> It seems that most contributions to the bindings are of the drive-by kind,
> but
> I believe that that doesn't make them worthless. I'll just simply collect
> them, and whatever is deemed fit for inclusion in the official tree, can
> go
> there with no problem. I don't mean to maintain an incompatible branch, or
> imply any criticism of the current maintainership. I just believe there's
> a
> niche for a faster-moving, include-now-ask-questions-later version of the
> bindings. Sort of like -mm vs -linus in the kernel, if you wish.
> In summary: If you, as a user, are willing to accept fewer guarantees in
> exchange for more functionality and more fixes (and also, potentially,
> more
> breakage), then you are more than welcome to use my tree. If not, then
> don't.
> Andreas
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