[webkit-dev] Breaking other ports

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Jan 29 18:29:13 PST 2013

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:

> I understand that the new "rules of the road" for WebKit2 are that
> contributors are allowed to break non-Apple ports.  However, those new
> norms do not extend to WebCore.
> In <http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/138962>, Alexey broke form
> resubmission confirmation in the Chromium port.  In
> <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=108214>, he is refusing to
> fix the regression.  I don't view that as acceptable behavior from a
> member of the WebKit community.

I understand your frustration but I don't think he intentionally broke the
feature given that neither EWS nor commit queue detected the regression.
 As far as I checked both of those bugs, there aren't even a Chromium test
failing per his patch. So his patch broke something that had not been
tested before.

Also, given that the fix needs to Chromium port specific, it doesn't seem
productive to ask Alexey, who presumably doesn't know much about Chromium
port, to come up with a fix for it. And both of those bugs and
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=172721 don't seem to
contain any information as to why his patch broke the feature or what kind
of changes he needs to make in order to fix it. Someone who knows how form
resubmission confirmation works in Chromium needs to help him so that we
can fix this regression.

- R. Niwa
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