Wesley Shields wxs at
Thu Jan 17 07:08:07 PST 2008

On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 05:52:54PM +0300, Vladimir Zorin wrote:
> Bill Moran wrote:
>> In response to Dominic Fandrey <LoN_Kamikaze at>:
>>> Vladimir Zorin wrote:
>>>> I tried to get in touch with Alex Dupre, the maintainer of the
>>>>, sent him the same text as the above with the patch, but I
>>>> didn't get any response. As far as I know there are several people who
>>>> tried to contact him regarding the same issue but, alas, didn't get any
>>>> response as well.
>>> I suppose there might be the possibility of a timeout that allows committing
>>> without Maintainer feedback, if you submit it as a PR.
>> This is exactly the way to proceed.
>> If the maintainer is not responding, open the issue as a PR so it's
>> officially tracked.  If the maintainer does not respond withing a
>> reasonable length of time, request a maintainer timeout to have another
>> committer check in the patch.
> Thank you for the tip, I'll do the way you described. What regards 
> "reasonable length of time" - a fortnight, for example, is reasonable 
> enough?

The default timeout is 14 days (so yes, a fortnight).  In your case it
may be longer before it's committed since it's a change to something in
Mk.  Either way, getting it into GNATS so it can be properly tracked and
analyzed by the proper people is the right thing to do.

-- WXS

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