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

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Tue Apr 21 15:45:35 GMT 2009

Wow.  Jeremy's email should be posted to the list once a month. :)

On Apr 20, 2009, at 7:22 PM, Jeremy Clarke wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM, Stephanie Leary  
> <steph at sillybean.net> wrote:
>> The has-patch marathon is great. I'm really glad it's happening. I  
>> wish I
>> had a better idea of how to contribute without letting my patches  
>> languish
>> until the next marathon rolls around.
> The best advice is to write your patches when you know you will be
> able to spend some time promoting them, then right after they are
> ready post your Trac ticket (with as much information as possible both
> about your problem/use-cases and about your solution) and go into
> #wordpress-dev IRC channel** and ask for a core dev to look at them.
> Sometimes no one is around/available but if you ping every half hour
> or so eventually someone will help you.
> Ask if your patch/ticket makes sense, ask if they can test it, ask
> what you need to do. This has been the best system for me and has
> gotten me lots of important help that made my patches worth
> committing. Remember that they seem perfect to you but they just
> arent', there are things you didn't think of, and live chat with a
> core dev is the fastest way to find those problems and at the same
> time build up some trust with that core dev that your patch is
> important/necessary/safe.
> If you don't get it committed that day then buck up and try again
> another day. You'll need to get your local install of WP up to the
> latest SVN version and make sure your patch still works and doesn't
> need editing, update the trac ticket if necessary, and start asking
> about it some more.
> It's not a quick or easy system but I'm kind of glad it isn't,
> otherwise anyone's crappy, ill-considered patch with no oversight
> could get in, then we'd have to change the name of the project to
> TikiBlog :P
> ** on the irc.freenode.net server, you can sign in using
> http://mibbit.com/chat/ as a web frontend for IRC if you don't have a
> program like the wonderful Colloquy. Don't be afraid of IRC, it's like
> IM but with way more people in it! http://codex.wordpress.org/IRC
> -- 
> Jeremy Clarke | http://simianuprising.com
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