FreeBSD has serious problems with focus, longevity,
Matthew D. Fuller
fullermd at over-yonder.net
Wed Jan 18 02:48:16 UTC 2012
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 01:41:53AM +0000 I heard the voice of
Igor Mozolevsky, and lo! it spake thus:
> The problem, however, lies in the time between a patch is submitted
> and is "picked up", if the latter ever occurs!.. That is where the
> discouragement occurs.
Quite. For instance, we're now well past the 3 year mark since I
submitted docs/127908, which fixes 1 sentence in a manpage. So far, I
can't see that anybody but me has ever looked at it. That doesn't
serve to encourage me to nibble at anything substantial.
(In fairness, I should note that I also maintain several ports, and so
submit a steady trickle of PR's there. Almost none of them take more
than a week from submission to application and closing, and it's
fairly common for it to be less than 24 hours. I know the ports team
carries a huge load with such things, but they're carrying it well.)
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fullermd at over-yonder.net
Systems/Network Administrator | http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
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