Could someone assist with applying my simple patch in 518393?
ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Mar 15 23:28:18 UTC 2011
On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 05:47:27 pm Benjamin Drung wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 15.03.2011, 17:40 -0400 schrieb Scott Kitterman:
> > Benjamin Drung <bdrung at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Am Dienstag, den 15.03.2011, 20:39 +0000 schrieb Chris
> > Coulson: > The normal process is to subscribe ubuntu-sponsors.
> > There's really no > need to convert it to a debdiff though,
> > although some sponsors will > request this for some reason.
> > I'm not sure why though, as adding a > changelog entry takes
> > an additional 10 - 20 seconds on top of the time > that the
> > sponsor should be spending on reviewing and testing the change
> > > before they upload. > > This culture of rejecting anything
> > good that doesn't have a debdiff > needs to stop, as it's
> > completely frustrating for contributors. There are two types
> > of contributors: prospective Ubuntu developers and drive-by
> > contributors. For the former it is perfectly ok to request a
> > debdiff. They need to learn the tools. For the latter it is
> > too much overhead. The argument for having a debdiff: In a
> > debdiff you have a real name and an email address. The patch
> > author gets the credits. -- Benjamin Drung Debian & Ubuntu
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> > That or the sponsor spends another 30 with their editor and gives the
> > patch author credit.
> You may have the name of the author, but not always the email address.
> Sometimes you only have a nick name and nothing more.
So you may need to put your own name in debian/changelog as the author of the
upload, but you can still mention them and give credit in the text of the
If someone is intent on becoming an Ubuntu developer you should definitely
provide them feedback so they learn and improve, but that works just as well
with the post review feedback coming after an upload as after a rejection.
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