[webkit-dev] Patch process - a fresh thread (Was: Patch process - let's make it better)

Nikolas Zimmermann zimmermann at physik.rwth-aachen.de
Mon Jul 13 09:11:17 PDT 2009

Am 13.07.2009 um 15:33 schrieb Holger Freyther:

> On Monday 13 July 2009 13:47:13 Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> On 7/13/09, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <luke.leighton at googlemail.com 
>> >
> wrote:
>>>> I concur with Maciej.
>>>> Luke, in some other culture your posts are already considered
>>>> derogatory and insulting.
>> also  - (i apologise for not thinking of this earlier) - it's worth
>> emphasising that
>> early on in the #16401 development process, when things were going  
>> well,
>> the development was progressing rapidly, and i was collecting  
>> valuable
>> contributions,
>> advice and input from several sources, including apple employees as  
>> well
>> as free software sources, i felt absolutely no need to swear.
>> then, as the sheer scale of the work began to become clear to the
>> reviewers, they began to feel overwhelmed, and, in an effort to  
>> reduce
>> stress levels, began
>> to throw up barriers.
> Dear Luke,
> webkit-dev is really no place for your paranoia.
> greetings from your unpaid volunteer that feels well treated by the  
> apple
> engineers working on webkit.org[1].
> 	z.
> [1] I can not speak for all of apple, because I didn't meet every  
> single
> person of currently employed by apple...

I can only agree with Adam & Holger. That said, we should really get  
back to the topic of this thread.
Maciejs attempt to move forward with our patch process will help  
WebKit much more than discussing a particular patch here on the list,  
distracting everyones attention.

I absolutely agree with the key issues Maciej highlighted within the  
review process. If that's general consensus, we should discuss the  
action plan from now on.
I'd propose to create bug reports for important steps of the  
individual phases, as well as a master bug depending on all of the sub- 
bugs, so it's easy for anyone to follow the decision process.
It may be a wise idea to move the discussion into these bug reports,  
as I suspect discussing all phases here, may lead to confusion. What  
do you others think of this?

Greetings (from a long time unpaid volunteer, who feels home in WebKit  
as well),

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