[development] XML Sitemap 6.x-1.x-dev: Bugs, Typos & Quality

Nathaniel Catchpole catch56 at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 18 13:44:15 UTC 2008

I just took a look at the xmlsitemap issue queue - it looks like someone
already submitted a bug report for the "columhn_exist" typo, and it was
fixed this morning - http://drupal.org/node/348599 - so you won't need to
fix that again next time the tarball is generated.

That suggests there's at least some activity there, and no reason you
couldn't expect an answer had you posted your query here rather than there.
The chances of any one maintainer reading the development list are a lot
lower though.


PS. you don't need to apply for a CVS account to submit patches.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 1:21 PM, Jens Reinemuth  wrote:

> Nathaniel Catchpole schrieb:
> > The issue queue for http://drupal.org/project/xmlsitemap is over there.
> >
> > Instructions for creating patches are at http://drupal.org/patch/create
> >
> > Development tarballs are created automatically by the Drupal.org
> > packaging script and have big red Xs next to them to stop regular
> > users downloading them. It's the same as checking it out from CVS,
> > except a daily snapshot of whatever's in there at the time.
> >
> > Development tarballs are for people to try out and contribute back bug
> > reports and patches back to the issue queue so they can be rolled into
> > the next stable release - if you can fix things locally, you could
> > have spent the time doing this instead of sending a complaint to
> > however many thousand people subscribe to this list.
> >
> > Nat
> So it's better to submit a bunch of patches simply correcting typos than
> trying to get to know where (or who) the problem is?
> Sorry for "spamming" those thousands of drupal-users here. But i don't
> get it: Even if i stay on dev-linuxes, with dev-kernels, dev-drivers,
> dev-software, ... the times someone submitted code with such simple
> typos in the recent years would be under 10.
> On the opposite i have a module where the devs (or maintainers)
> constantly check-in - easy to fix - bugged code. If this is common in
> the drupal-scene we would have to change something about it...
> But ok. I'll get a cvs-account and commit about 10 patches a week
> countaining commas or something like that...
> Jens
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