Re: An apology about my commits

From: Neel Chauhan <nc_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 20:42:30 -0700
> It's your thoughts and care that count Neel, don't feel guilty.

Thanks!

> The responses you received could have been a bit more 'matter of fact'.
> 
> What was *actually* important about the replies was 'we should be
> QA'ing everything and getting more than one persons eyes on things'.

True, especially for big packages like GNOME, KDE, Mozilla, Xorg, or 
LibreOffice.

Sometimes, I get trigger-happy. But I really shouldn't, well unless it's 
a hobby project on GitHub.

> Note (for everyone), some of the biggest impacts are caused by the
> smallest commits.
> 
> The idea of a 'trivial update' needs to be related to the dustbin, and
> we're still hearing it often.

+1

I've had "trivial updates" that broke things, both in and outside 
FreeBSD.

I've had code broken at my $DAYJOB, and that a Microsoft SaaS product 
(not a household name product like Windows or Word, but still). I was a 
major Tor contributor from 2017-2020 and had bad patches that broke 
things or add bugs get in, and that with Tor being very 
security-focused.

And hey, it's not like I'm pulling a University of Minnesota "research 
project" where the goal is to intentionally add bugs to the Linux 
kernel.

-Neel
Received on Fri May 28 2021 - 03:42:30 UTC

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