Question about "what to do if mantainer is absent"

Rahul Sundaram metherid at
Wed May 15 01:17:11 UTC 2013

On 05/14/2013 09:09 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> You can even now also mention in your bug that you are a packager and 
> would be willing to co-maintain. Not everyone would be interested, but 
> I suspect a lot of maintainers would be happy for the help and would 
> add you to make your change

Yes assuming they see it.  If I am not responding to a bug within a few 
days, it is possibly because I haven't caught on my bug mails and 
sometimes I am weeks behind. I am happier if the person requesting the 
change just do it especially if it is a obvious or easy change and I 
wouldn't mind at all but that is only possible now if that person is a 
provenpackager.   We used to allow every packager to commit changes but 
that didn't work out very well in the past.  Perhaps it is time to 
revisit it though the github model is very very popular and I suspect 
adopting something like that would bring more drive by contributions.


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