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

Chris Williams chris at clwill.com
Thu Apr 16 23:03:25 GMT 2009

OK, well then.  Two months ago I found a bug, created a trivial test case to
prove it, put it in Trac (see:  http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9146),
immediately put in the appropriate patch -- exactly as I was told to here.
Nothing has happened to it.  AFAIK, nobody with any power has even looked at
it.  No feedback, no action, nada.

Hard to get excited about finding and fixing bugs when the process is obtuse
and with little/no feedback.


> From: "Ibrahim A. Mohamed" <bingorabbit at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 00:27:47 +0200
> To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] 24-hour has-patch marathon TODAY
> Hello,
> I think it will be better if you stopped this discussion and found some
> patches to test or to add to the opened tickets, wasting your time in a
> letter typed here - that won't change something that is already on - can be
> a letter in the code typed there.
> Thanks in Advance!
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:58 PM, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>wrote:
>> Mike Schinkel wrote:
>>> "Matt Martz" <mdmartz at sivel.net> wrote:
>>>> If you read the dev blog then you should have heard about this 2 days ago
>>>> when the post was made.
>>> 2 days is still very short notice.
>> I agree. Especially when one of those days is Tax Day here in the U.S. I
>> was one of the procrastinators who spent all day yesterday finishing up my
>> taxes (and really it wasn't just procrastination -- my family has had a lot
>> going on that made it hard to make time for it before now), so I didn't see
>> the info about it until this morning. If it had been scheduled about a week
>> later, I might have been able to participate in some patch testing/creation.
>> :-/
>> That said, I think the original complaint kind of banged on Automattic a
>> bit unfairly. There's nothing to stop us "regular" WP community members from
>> contributing our thoughts, code, patches, testing, etc. at any given time.
>> On the other hand, since Automattic *does* basically have the role of
>> Benevolent Dictator, it *would* be nice if they'd lay out the Roadmap a
>> little more clearly/transparently and communicate upcoming
>> milestones/deadlines in advance.
>> I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. ;)
>> --
>> Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org>
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