Re: evolution patch now 30 days old and counting...
>>>>> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 17:33:25 +1100, Martin Pool <email@example.com> said:
Martin> It's not unique to Debian; I have had correct kernel patches
Martin> go unanswered for longer than that, and I'm sure many other
Martin> people have as well.
A kernel maintainer that doesn't respond in 30 days to a valid patch
is not a maintainer, period. Yes, it happens, but I don't think
anyone would defend such a "maintainer".
Martin> Even after writing a patch, a certain amount of prompting is
Martin> sometimes needed to get it in.
I didn't expect it to get accepted right away. All I expected was
some sort of (human) confirmation. "Yeah, that looks like a problem,
I'll forward it upstream" would have made me perfectly happy and would
have been of value to me, because, frankly, I have no idea how
Evolution development works.
Martin> I actually said "not unheard-of"; it's definitely on the bad
Martin> end of normal. I would guess that this particular one went
Martin> to the bottom of the pile because few people run Evolution
Martin> on ia64.
Like I mentioned in my mail, the bugs are in no way limited to ia64.
They affect all 64-bit platforms.