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Re: Let core developers "vote" to accept patches.

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Let core developers "vote" to accept patches.
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 11:20:46 +0200
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Johan Rydberg <address@hidden> writes:


> In other projects that I've worked on, we've used a system where the
> core developers can either give a +1 or a -1 on a contributed patch.
> If a patch receives two +1's or more, it is accepted (if there are no
> -1's) and committed by one of the developers.  

Interesting, I like this idea.

> This is in no way an attempt to overrun any of our maintainers, it is
> just an attempt to make things go a bit smoother and faster in the
> times when the maintainers are busy with other things.


Although I am a maintainer, I do not know some parts of the code as
well as some regular contributors do.  I do not feel overrun at all.
Actually, this will help me evaluate patches I have no clue about.
For example, take your latest patch regarding the build system.  It
looks sane to me, but I have no idea at all if it is acceptable or

If I do know about a patch, I hope people remind me often enough to
have a look, in case I missed a patch in the past.


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