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From: "Thomas S. Dye" <tsd@tsdye.online>
To: Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: Concerns about community contributor support
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2021 09:46:56 -1000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87r1j74bpr.fsf@tsdye.online> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87blabo1a4.fsf@gmail.com>


Timothy <tecosaur@gmail.com> writes:

> Thomas S. Dye <tsd@tsdye.online> writes:
>
>>> Hmmm, what constitutes noise?
>>>
>> Good question.  I suppose like most words the meaning changes 
>> over time.  Early
>> on, posts along the lines of "Wouldn't it be cool if Org mode 
>> would do this?"
>> were given more space than they seem to be today.  Tim Cross 
>> points out a
>> project trajectory that appears to be common and would explain 
>> why.  At a more
>> concrete level, I can offer several of my posts to the list :)
>
> 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?

All the best,
Tom

--
Thomas S. Dye
https://tsdye.online/tsdye


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-18 19:48 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 [this message]
2021-04-18 19:59           ` Timothy
     [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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