Developing Bugzilla patches is frustrating

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Wed Nov 2 20:47:44 UTC 2005


in the last months I have developed several patches for Bugzilla, which 
I personally believe to be useful. All patches are properly submitted to 
the relevant bugs. So far not one made it into the trunk.

Reasons are varying. In one case, the patch's still waiting for review. 
In other cases review was denied, mostly for very formal reasons.

Being a committer of several other open source projects, I know the 
typical problems of a committer very well. In particular, I accept the 
importance of educating the user. (Me, in that case.) However, even 
considering this, I cannot fight the feeling that the Bugzilla 
committers are particularly resistent.

Sorry, but it seemed about time to drop that note.


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