ACTION REQUIRED - Unstaged Ports being DEPRECATED on June 31st.

John Marino at
Mon May 12 18:56:51 UTC 2014

On 5/12/2014 20:49, Melvyn Sopacua wrote:
> On Mon, 12 May 2014, John Marino wrote:
>> I commit PR patches that are 6 to 18 months old fairly frequently.
>> There is obviously a huge backlog but many PRs are processed daily.  The
>> PRs that aren't getting processed quickly are "[NEW PORT]" PRs (and
>> apparently anything mentioning fuse-fs for some reason).  A staging PR
>> is going to jump the line; it has a higher priority.
>> Why would you even entertain the idea that a staging PR will fall
>> between the cracks?
> Perhaps the better question is: what are the factors that will make
> committers shy away from a PR, even if it's summary contains stage? [1]
> Maybe we (maintainers) can do better?
> [1]

Heh, 54 out of 2000+ PRs isn't too bad. :)

I doubt most cases are people intentionally passing over an ugly PR.  I
am sure it happens but staging is generally straightforward so the PR
itself isn't going to scare someone off.


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