[wp-hackers] 24-hour has-patch marathon TODAY

Daniel Torreblanca regulatethis at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 14:15:21 GMT 2009

Hmm this is the first I've heard of this. It would've been sweet if
there'd been some advanced notification, I definitely would've set
aside time, but now I have stuff to do and won't be able to

It kinda sucks how little communication there is to the wp-hackers
list from Automattic. I read the WP dev blog and subscribe to this
list, and I haven't heard anything about this until just now. Is there
some other location where this type of communication happens? IRC? I'd
imagine that anything important mentioned in IRC would have to be
archived somewhere like in a mailing list. I feel like this list (and
the people who subscribe to it/contribute to Wordpress) have pretty
much been ignored/abandoned by Automattic and the core WP team. We
have no direction here, and as a consequence spend more time arguing
and blowing hot air than getting anything done. Since I don't like
wasting my time in this manner, I contribute less to this project than
I would like to, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels this way.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 7:39 AM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone. A reminder post will go live on the dev blog at 4pm UTC/9am
> Pacific about the 24-hour has-patch marathon that's happening
> today/tomorrow, but I thought I'd drop a note in here as well. I sent a note
> to the testers list about testing the almost 200 patches that are currently
> in Trac, so hopefully a lot of the patches that have been submitted can be
> committed during the marathon.
> There are almost 200 tickets with patches, but over 300 that need a patch.
> And we haven't even gotten to bug hinting for 2.8. We're in feature freeze
> for 2.8 as of today, so we'll announce a bug hunt sometime soon. It would be
> great to clear out some of these existing tickets. If you can make time to
> write a patch for any of these 300 today, that would be awesome. If you
> don't have time to code, maybe you could at least help out with the testing?
> Whatever you can do would be great.
> Here are all the 2.8 tickets, if you want to start patching:
> Here are the tickets with patches, if you want to start testing:
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=owner&col=type&col=priority&col=component&milestone=2.8&keywords=~has-patch
> And if anyone plans to stay up and actually write or test patches for the
> full 24 hours, let me know. If you're blogging/twittering about it
> throughout the marathon (saying what tickets you're currently working on or
> whatever), I might point to you as an example from the WordPress twitter
> account.
> When I put up the results of the marathon on the dev blog on Monday, I'll
> also link to the top 5 testers and top 5 patch contributors from the 24-hour
> marathon period, which begins in a few hours at 4pm UTC/9am Pacific  and
> runs until 4pm UTC/9am Pacific on Friday.
> Thanks!
> Jane
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