Results of Community Research

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Jan 20 13:37:47 UTC 2010

On 19/01/10 09:33, Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> Wow, security work should have the highest priority, IMO, because they
> often block releases (same for blockers). And we from time to time delay
> checkins because we are near a release date and we don't want to mess
> the code too late in the game. So having releases done faster would help
> focusing on new contributors once we have security bugs and blockers out
> of our plate. At least, that's my point of view. To be clear, I'm since
> early December ignoring *all* requests for review which aren't about
> blockers, security bugs or targeted 3.6 or older, no matter who the
> requester is or how cool the new feature is. My remaining free time and
> motivation are devoted to QA. The sooner 3.6rc1 and 3.6 are released,
> the sooner I will accept looking at other contributions again.

I think that if Max is prioritizing patches from new contributors, then
not everyone else needs to. (If you are able to pass on reviews of such
patches that get sent to you, so much the better.) If he's doing new
people as the highest priority, and you are doing security, then that's
teamwork :-)

However, you can understand, I hope, that if _everyone_ adopted the
prioritization scheme you have, then it would be very hard for anyone
new to enter the community.

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