[Python-Dev] Re: python-dev Summary for 2003-09-16 through 2003-09-30

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Oct 13 22:31:10 EDT 2003

Mike Rovner wrote:

> Brett C. wrote:
>>We want *you* to help with the war on SF patch items
>>Someone wanted to help but wasn't sure how they could.  Martin v.
>>Loewis sent an email listing common things anyone can do to help with
>>dealing with the patch items on SourceForge_.  The email can be found
> 24 Sep 2003 09:26:12 +0200 martin <at> v.loewis.de wrote:
>>>Aahz <aahz <at> pythoncraft.com> writes:
>>Also, try to classify the patch somehow, indicating what most likely
>>the problem is for the patch not being reviewed/accepted:
>>>- the patch might be incomplete. Ping the submitter. If the submitter
>>>  is incomplete, either complete it yourself, or suggest rejection
>>>  of the patch.
> All I can do as SF regestered user is add a comment to existing patch.
> I can't extend it, submit extra files, i.e. "complete" it.
> Please clarify the preferabale way to "help with the war on SF patch items".

There is a lot you can do even if you can just comment.  Apply the patch 
and verify that it works for you (especially if it relies on OS-specific 
code) and say what happens.  Comment on the cleanliness of the code.  If 
it adds a new feature, state whether you think it is a good addition or 
not.  Make sure that backwards-compatibility is not broken.  And if it 
is, say whether you think it is a good idea to break 

Doing *anything* to help the patch along is a great help since it allows 
people who do have checkin abilities to spend less time double-checking 
double-checking the patch and thus can get to more patches with what 
little time they have available to work on Python.


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