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Re: Emacs and GFortran

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs and GFortran
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 22:22:22 +0200

> Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 20:00:05 +0100
> From: Thomas Koenig <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden,
>       Steve Kargl <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> If your patch is non-trivial, we need copyright papers from you
> assigning copyright of any changes to the gcc source tree to
> the FSF.  Do you have a copyright assignment?

Yes, he does (and you should have been able to check that yourself in

> If these conditions are met, then post the patch to
> address@hidden and address@hidden  Usually there
> will be a discussion of the patch, possibly leading to requirements
> for changes.  Finally, if all goes well, a maintainer will approve
> the patch and (if you don't have commit privileges) commit it.

If I were Alfred, I'd hesitate to submit a patch, given the attitude
of several GFortranners.  That attitude is so hostile that I'd suggest
to talk to the steering committee about it.

> That's the way gcc and gfortran maintenance works.  In practice,
> it works pretty well.

Well for whom, exactly?

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