[Python-Dev] Encouraging developers

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Mar 6 10:39:06 CET 2007

Phil Thompson schrieb:
>> And please be assured that no such obstacle is in the submitters way.
>> Most patches are accepted without the submitter actually reviewing any
>> other patches.
> I'm glad to hear it - but I'm talking about the perception, not the fact. When 
> occasionally submitters ask if their patch is going to be included, they will 
> usually get a response suggesting they review other patches. That will only 
> strengthen the perception.

That's because those who get their patches accepted quickly never 
complain. They are still the majority, though.

In case of Titus Brown (who complained in his blog), I found that all of
his 5 patches got integrated into Python, me committing four of them,
and Georg committing one. Response time was between 3 days and 16

> This discussion started because the feeling was expressed that it was 
> difficult to get patches accepted and that new core developers were not being 
> found.  I would love to contribute more to the development of Python - I owe
> it a lot - but from where I stand (which is most definitely not where you 
> stand) I can't see how to do that in a productive and rewarding way.

Not sure how long you have been contributing to free software: you will 
find, over time, that it is rewarding to get changes accepted even if
the process takes several months. Patience is an important quality here.


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