New port?

Scott Lambert lambert at
Fri Apr 9 09:02:49 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 04:05:59PM +0100, Gary Hayers wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 03:53:29PM +0100, Gary Hayers wrote:
> > 
> >> I have written my first port and submitted the pr, can anyone please
> >> tell me how long it takes to get it placed into the cvs repository?
> > 
> > A few days is usual -- depends when there's a comitter available with
> > time to work on it. 
> I'll wait a few more days then.

I've had them committed the same day or two months later.  The keyword
of "depends" is very true and, for me, expected in an all volunteer
project, especially one of this magnatude.

I usually try to be patient and give the volunteers a month to notice
my PR and deal with it before sending a friendly "hey, I've got this
PR, ports/##### that does (something or other).  Could some interested
committer take a look at it when they get a chance?" type message to
this list.

Sometimes it takes a couple of those.  Sometimes the "interested
committer" doesn't like something about my PR and asks me to change
something.  Sometimes I just get a gnats followup message saying
"committed. thanks!"  The process works, but you can't always just 
submit the PR and forget about it.

It makes my day every time one of my PRs is accepted.  Someday, I hope
to get prolific enough that someone will try to punish me with a commit
bit.  I'm probably a long time away from that.

Scott Lambert                    KC5MLE                       Unix SysAdmin
lambert at

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