[mythtv-users] MythTV .18 impending release? If so, what's in it?
ian at duckland.org
Mon Mar 28 07:06:33 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 00:25 -0500, Maverick wrote:
> Yeah, I'm somewhat new to mythtv (3 months), and I tried to join the
> dev list to submit a bug fix patch and never got a confirmation email.
> I guess they have all the developers they want, and don't want any
> "newbs" submitting bug fixes. Oh well. Maybe I'll try again...
Not so much. Anyone can submit patches. They either get accepted,
rejected, or missed. Let's walk that path:
1. Accepted. Gravy.
2. Rejected because...
a) it's a badly structured fix (meaning that it doesn't take the right
b) doesn't fit coding conventions (meaning that it'll have to be
c) it's a bad idea given what Myth is trying to do (meaning, don't
bother with this patch - nice try, but no cigar)
3. Missed. Ask questions and (politely) champion your patch in case
everyone missed it. Don't be impatient - this is a volunteer project,
remember? And don't expect confirmation emails. Check mythtv-commits
periodically to see if it got in...
In all cases, it's nothing personal - keep plugging away. I'm not a
developer, but I've submitted 3 patches in total. Two hit category 1.
One hit category 2a. We're all doing our bit...
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