[webkit-dev] Fwd: Review queue needs love

Drew Wilson atwilson at google.com
Fri Jun 19 13:18:13 PDT 2009

Great, thanks for the responses, all - I feel much better knowing that we're
one big WebKit family :)
I agree that it's a good practice to tag platform-specific bugs, but I
wasn't aware how to do this - I'll make sure I add the appropriate
annotations on any future chrome-specific bugs I submit.



On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jun 19, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On Jun 19, 2009, at 11:05 AM, Drew Wilson wrote:
> I absolutely understand that there are ways to proactively find reviewers,
> and I'm *not* complaining about the time being taken (I understand the
> constraints that most of the webkit reviewers have been under the last few
> weeks with WWDC, etc). As you say, we can always ping people on IRC to find
> reviewers for bugfixes.
> I was more specifically wondering if there was something about this patch
> that made it not show up on the list Eric provided below. My concern is
> because the bugfix came from a google.com address, it might have been
> getting lumped in with the "oh, must be Yet Another Chromium Patch so I
> won't worry about it" list, which if true has troubling implications given
> that there are an increasing number of Googlers that are making
> contributions to WebKit that have nothing to do with Chromium.
> I try to tag Chromium-specific bugs with [Chromium] in the bug title when I
> go through the review queue, and I know others do as well, so from the fact
> that this bug is not so tagged you can assume we are aware it is a
> cross-platform fix.
> I should also note, in case this helps assuage your concerns, that many
> cross-platform patches submitted by Google contributors have been reviewed
> by non-Google reviewers, probably the majority of such patches. We
> definitely don't want every company to become an island of review, in fact
> I'd love it if more patches from Apple contributors were reviewed by
> non-Apple reviewers.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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