From: Timothy <email@example.com> To: "Thomas S. Dye" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Concerns about community contributor support Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 03:59:12 +0800 [thread overview] Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> Thomas S. Dye <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >> Follow up: What should be the response to "noise", because I don't think >> it should be a cold shoulder. >> > Agreed. I'm trying to put myself in the maintainers' shoes. They volunteer > lots of highly skilled time, which I admire greatly. I can imagine a situation > where a patch falls outside a maintainer's interest and they have difficulty > finding the time to understand it and offer a meaningful critique. > > Historical note: when Carsten took his leave and announced Bastien would > maintain Org mode, I jumped in noisily to suggest that a committee approach > might be better. I couldn't imagine a world with two Carstens! It appears > there is a committee of sorts now, though I'm in the dark how it is organized. > Assuming there is a committee, perhaps addition of an Initial Patch Reviewer > might be a good idea? I desperately need to head to bed, so I'll make this quick, but I think the unclear structure doesn't help. Often I'm at a loss as to whether a patch has been left for Bastien to take a look at, overlooked, rejected without comment, or what.* Crucially, in any of those cases I think the contributor deserves to know. I think responding to a first-time contribution with silence is more likely to push someone away than any other effect. Org development may be slowing down/refocusing, but I don't think that means we should disregard new volunteered effort. A clearly layed out structure and set of roles sounds like it could be helpful to me. > All the best, > Tom -- Timothy * I happen to be currently feeling this with the set of patches I recently sent in. One was responded to and merged, another had a burst of replies but seems to be left in limbo/waiting for Bastien?, and then I have 4 others which I am just *hoping* will eventually be noticed / responded to. It's not a good feeling, and it's part of whats prompted me to send the original email.
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2021-04-18 20:00 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 55+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2021-04-16 18:43 Timothy 2021-04-17 23:29 ` Thomas S. Dye 2021-04-18 1:56 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-18 19:39 ` Timothy 2021-04-18 22:45 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-19 21:43 ` David Masterson 2021-04-19 22:21 ` Gustav Wikström 2021-04-23 0:16 ` David Masterson 2021-04-19 23:46 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-20 8:21 ` Tom Gillespie 2021-04-23 0:34 ` David Masterson 2021-04-20 9:28 ` Jean Louis 2021-04-23 0:38 ` David Masterson 2021-04-18 5:04 ` Timothy 2021-04-18 18:45 ` Thomas S. Dye 2021-04-18 19:12 ` Timothy 2021-04-18 19:46 ` Thomas S. Dye 2021-04-18 19:59 ` Timothy [this message] [not found] ` <a64adc3de7be49039372851ea31e4f7c@VI1PR0102MB3327.eurprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com> 2021-04-19 10:04 ` Eric S Fraga 2021-04-20 3:54 ` Timothy 2021-04-19 22:07 ` Gustav Wikström 2021-04-21 9:33 ` Jean Louis 2021-04-21 9:50 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-21 10:25 ` Heinz Tuechler 2021-04-21 12:55 ` ian martins 2021-04-21 13:07 ` Timothy [not found] ` <1c557c0e35e04440ba2dadfe57e5b590@VI1PR0102MB3327.eurprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com> 2021-04-21 13:27 ` Eric S Fraga 2021-04-21 15:31 ` ian martins 2021-04-21 15:38 ` Bruce D'Arcus 2021-04-21 19:35 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-22 0:36 ` ian martins 2021-04-22 0:48 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-22 2:35 ` Timothy 2021-04-22 5:14 ` Maintaining babel packages — a list of packages that need help? Dr. Arne Babenhauserheide 2021-04-22 10:10 ` ian martins 2021-04-26 7:25 ` Bastien 2021-04-22 10:00 ` Concerns about community contributor support ian martins 2021-04-21 19:31 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-25 4:30 ` Bastien 2021-04-25 5:52 ` Contributor Steward role (was Re: Concerns about community contributor support) Timothy 2021-04-25 7:13 ` Bastien 2021-04-25 6:17 ` Concerns about community contributor support Tim Cross 2021-04-25 7:19 ` Bastien 2021-04-26 0:23 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-26 5:00 ` Bastien 2021-04-26 6:07 ` Tim Cross 2021-04-26 7:34 ` Bastien 2021-04-25 10:10 ` Help with reproducing bugs reported on this list (was: Concerns about community contributor support) Bastien 2021-04-27 6:28 ` Help with reproducing bugs reported on this list Bastien 2021-04-25 21:40 ` Concerns about community contributor support Nick Savage 2021-04-26 7:22 ` Bastien 2021-04-29 14:07 ` D 2021-04-29 14:16 ` Bastien 2021-04-29 14:44 ` D 2021-04-29 14:29 ` Ihor Radchenko
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