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Re: Réf. : Re: cvs editors bug? renegade cvs or 1.11?

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: Réf. : Re: cvs editors bug? renegade cvs or 1.11?
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 16:26:18 -0500

Noel L Yap wrote:

> This is both the curse and the blessings of open source development.  On one
> hand, you are able to fix problems on your own.  On the other hand, you many
> need to maintain those fixes.
> I can't completely blame the CVS maintainers for not using my patches.
> According to the HACKING file, I'm supposed to submit patches to the 
> regression
> tests as well.  I haven't had time to do this (nor does it look like I'll have
> any time in the near future).
> Anyway, I think Derek Price will know more about the status of these patches 
> in
> the standard CVS release.

I suppose.  These and the BSD changes.  :)

Anyway, I haven't discussed these patches with any other CVS developers, so
I don't really know.  I also haven't analyzed the code for problems and Noel is
right about the requirement for test cases.  I keep thinking about asking for a
consensus,  taking a look myself, and trying to coordinate enough with Noel to
make the analysis easier but I haven't found the time.

That said, my personal feel is that there seems to be enough general interest 
there really doesn't seem any harm in adding most of this functionality as
I understand it.  It probably isn't going to happen unless somebody (besides
myself if it is to happen any time soon) decides to clean up the code into a 
number of inteligently grouped patches and adds test cases, however.  I haven't
heard any talk among the other developers, in addition to not having brought it 


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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