I have noticed at the dev.rubyonrails.org site that many tickets with pretty clear-cut bug reports/patches or feature enhancements don't get any attention. They sit there for months at a time. Why is this? Are tickets from those that are not in rails-core deprioritized? Are there just not enough people that have the power to act on tickets? I know it's not lack of test cases because I see tickets with test cases attached that are also ignored. It seems like just some sort of response would be helpful, even if it is as simple as "we are not going to add/fix this at this time". For example: http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/6684 http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/4918 http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/4807 (this got a response, but no subsequent action) http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/5388
on 2007-01-23 21:33
on 2007-01-23 21:51
I am curious about this as well. I submitted a patch with test cases 4 months ago, it got looked at after about 3 or 4 weeks, and needed a fix. I fixed it and it's been sitting there for 3 months. I think "not enough people/time" is a valid reason for why patches don't get applied, but it would be helpful to know that so that people who submit patches can understand more about the process. I just submitted another patch last week, and I have no idea when/if it will be applied. Wes
on 2007-01-23 23:56
On 1/23/07, Frank Kozlowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > as simple as "we are not going to add/fix this at this time". It takes a lot of time to go through and respond to tickets. Even those that are ready for primetime sap up a lot of your time. For instance, I spent almost 2 hours last night (Heroes, FTW!) going through some patches that were mostly doc patches and test cases and only made a tiny, unnoticeable dent. -- Rick Olson http://weblog.techno-weenie.net http://mephistoblog.com
on 2007-01-24 00:47
Rick Olson wrote: > It takes a lot of time to go through and respond to tickets. Even > those that are ready for primetime sap up a lot of your time. That is totally understandable. I guess my question still remains though - is it simply a numbers problem? Not enough people able to act on tickets?