About harvesting

ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Wed Jan 7 17:36:24 UTC 2004

On 7 janv. 04, at 12:10, Markus Gaelli wrote:

> Hi folks,
> how about sorting the submitted fixes/enhancements according to the
> number of "made-it-to-the-image"-_reviews_ the submitter did in the 
> last time?
> So on the top of the todo-list one can see the fixes/enhancements of 
> the
> helpful people? Maybe it motivates people to help, if this increases 
> their chance
> that their own fixes will be reviewed sooner.

Don't you think that this is not already somehow happening. I pay 
extreme attention
that people participating a lot do not get frustrated by thikning that 
we do not take care of their work.
My point was not at that level. If I have to check all the bug 
submissions and closed them
then I do not do something else and thsi is the same for marcus.


> Regards,
> Markus
> Am Mittwoch, 07.01.04 um 10:39 Uhr schrieb Marcus Denker:
>> Am 06.01.2004 um 20:00 schrieb ducasse:
>>> May be what we are doing is useless after all?
>> I really thought about that yesterday... if we judge the "will" of 
>> the comunity by the actions that the
>> community does, then we can clearly state that harvesting is not 
>> wanted.
>> So, what are the negative consequences of adding all the good fixes 
>> and enh to squeak?
>> 1. "You break my stuff. I will need to spend hours to port my 
>> projects to the new realease."
>>     Yes. This happens.
>> 2. "All those fixes are so boring. I work on more important things". 
>> Yes. Most of the fixes are far from
>>     earth-shattering. But nevertheless, this boring stuff needs to be 
>> done. The best way to do it is to
>>     do this together, so nobody gets too bored doing it. And, how 
>> will we ever be able to add interesting
>>     things if we even don't manage to add a class comment to the 
>> image?
>> Another aspekt:
>> Commenting on fixes is a way to show support to the author. So if you 
>> think small-land is a cool
>> project, please help and make it possible for Small-land to 
>> contribute to the current alpha-release.
>> You like connectors? There are a lot of changesets by Ned that need 
>> to be reviewed.
>> So, but to tell the truth, I really have given up any hope that 
>> anybody will help.
>>        Marcus
>> --
>> Marcus Denker marcus at ira.uka.de

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