Patches for trivial bugs sitting in bugzilla -> trivial patch policy?

Mikolaj Izdebski mizdebsk at redhat.com
Fri Jun 27 12:09:16 UTC 2014


On 06/26/2014 08:01 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> On 2014-06-26 11:17, Richard Hughes wrote:
>> On 26 June 2014 17:02, Simone Caronni <negativo17 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> +1 from me!
>>
>> If it's a trivial patch then I think it makes sense to just do it.
>>  From someone that touches hundreds of different projects every month,
>> I've found it's better to ask forgiveness than permission :)
> 
> As previously stated, that only works if you are a provenpackager.  The
> question is for those of us who are not, but are trying to help.

There's always an option of finding a provenpackager willing to apply
the patch.

Example: In March Michael Simacek prepared over 400 patches and sent
them to me in bulk. After review I applied them all. You can see the
commits at [1] (look for "Use Requires: java-headless rebuild" threads).

> As a newcomer to Fedora development, is there something else I should
> doing to get these patches reviewed and committed?

I offered you on IRC applying any patches for Java packages, as this is
my area of expertise.  I suggested either emailing them in bulk or
following the procedure I use [2]. Have you considered this?

[1]
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/scm-commits/Week-of-Mon-20140324/thread.html
[2] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Mizdebsk/HowToSubmitPatches

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Mikolaj Izdebski
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