How are [MAINTAINER] patches handled and why aren't PRs FIFO?

Charlie Kester corky1951 at
Wed Apr 27 23:42:31 UTC 2011

On Wed 27 Apr 2011 at 16:15:19 PDT Jerry wrote:
>Following through on that logic, only the highest priority items would
>ever get done. Since there is a never ending list of things that have
>to be done at any given time, the lowest priority ones would never get
>any attention. 

Which is as it should be, if it's true that we're faced with
insufficient resources.

The problem is that we don't have any objective way to determine
priorities.  Instead we leave this up to the personal interests and
whims of the people involved -- maintainers AND committers.

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