Subject: Re: Diaspora, politics, and MI
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/19/1996 11:32:30
On Thu, 19 Sep 1996 10:16:15 -0700 (PDT)
Curt Sampson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Now, perhaps there are other reasons for those not going in yet.
> I didn't notice that any of these mentioned much about testing.
> Are there test requirements for these sorts of things? Do the folks
> responsible for this particular PR have to compile it up and test
> it themselves before it can go in? (If that's he case for the
> majority of PRs, I can see how there would be a backlog.) Are they
> willing to trust someone they don't know (say, me) to test this
> fix, so that they don't have to do it themselves?
I personally would not feel comfortable committing a patch which was not
compiled and tested by the submitter. It's also important that bug fixes
don't introduce new bugs.
> BTW, I have a marginally cleaner fix for badsect(8) that has been
> tested that I will be happy to send-pr if that's going to help get
> the badsect(8) fix into 1.2.
It's too late for 1.2 (for example, I've built the final hp300 release,
others have built the releases for their ports...) A fix to badesct(8)
could certainly be a candidate for the first 1.2 Official Patch.
-- save the ancient forests - http://www.bayarea.net/~thorpej/forest/ --
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
NASA Ames Research Center Home: 408.866.1912
NAS: M/S 258-6 Work: 415.604.0935
Moffett Field, CA 94035 Pager: 415.428.6939