The speedy commit of patches...

Michael Pyne michael.pyne at
Sat Jun 9 02:05:47 CEST 2007

On Friday 08 June 2007, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> > No offense, I'm just curious. Is there some priority model on what gets
> > commited quick and what has to have more review?
> >
> > I am asking because some people post patches that wait for months while
> > other patches land within days. [...]
> It's not nearly so systematic.  For me there are two things that decide
> things -- (a) if I have time to commit it when I read the mail the first
> time and (b) if I can apply it without first spending some time to make
> sure that it's correct.

And in my case it's basically the same thing, modulo the fact that I have very 
little free time day to day due to the fact that I'm in the Navy.

So basically at this point in time I can only review patches for bugs that 
are "obvious" with fairly simple fixes.  Anything harder to reproduce or fix 
and I don't really have the time to dedicate to it. :(

Of course I concentrate harder on bugs which are crasher/data loss but I deal 
only peripherally with taglib so I'm not knowledgably enough to review a lot 
of the harder patches.

The fact that the two bugs that were mailed to the list included patches and 
an explanation of the problem helped of course, as all I had to do for review 
was verify that the problem existed (and made sense from the symptoms of the 
bug report), instead of having to determine what the bug was.

 - Michael Pyne
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