PR's not being picked up (Was Re: becoming a port committor)

Mark Linimon linimon at
Mon Nov 22 18:22:53 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 09:26:49PM -0800, Charlie Kester wrote:
> E.g., why not send an email requesting resubmission in the proper
> format?

A lot of committers do try to do just that.  There is no automated
process, however.

> Many of the of oldest unassigned but still-open PR's show no evidence
> that they've even been looked at by a committer.

In that case you might post a followup, after some period of time,
and ask for specific review.

> How can we know which PR's were rejected/not picked up for some reason
> and which ones were genuinely overlooked?

Right now, you can't.

OTOH there are various ways to browse the PRs (web pages, periodic

The counter-argument to this is that we get 40+ PRs per day.  Ones
that seem easy and/or well-prepared are probably going to get handled
more quickly.  That's just the reality when dealing with such a large
number of PRs.


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