[development] How to post bug reports and patches

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Thu Oct 30 13:39:19 UTC 2008

Please see http://drupal.org/node/10263. To the extent that is
unclear, then ask. Note that all patches to core must be against HEAD
when the bug still exists in HEAD. Thanks.

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 9:00 AM, Markus Kalkbrenner
<markus.kalkbrenner at arcor.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is my first post to this list so I will introduce myself first.
> My name is Markus Kalkbrenner. I'm developing software for more than 15 years
> and participating in open source projects since 7 years.
> Two years ago I started working with drupal and posted my first bug reports
> and patches.
> Currently I'm asking myself which is the right strategy to contribute patches
> and get them committed to CVS because most of the time I'm still working with
> drupal 5 and find bugs there.
> Just some examples:
> Posted 4 month ago for drupal 5.7:
> http://drupal.org/node/229411 node_view() incompatible to php5
> I was asked to add more comments to my patch and drumm found out that the same
> bug still exists in drupal 6. So I added the comments but nothing happend.
> Neither in D5 nor in D6.
> Posted 3 month ago for drupal 5.8
> http://drupal.org/node/287063 node_delete memory leak and wrong order of
> commands
> In a different bug I was told to post the bugs for drupal 6 to get them
> handled faster and finally backported to drupal 5. So I switched the version
> for this issue to D6 and added an additional patch for it. But no reaction.
> Posted 3 month ago for drupal 6.dev
> http://drupal.org/node/298768 Ensure that entries are written to watchdog
> table
> and
> http://drupal.org/node/298678 Impossible to lock two MySQL tables
> From my point of view these are two serious issues which are the reason for
> several other bug reports. I found them in drupal 5 but discovered that they
> still exist in D6 and D7. So I decided to post them for D6 because this is
> the current stable version. Unfortunately I didn't see any reaction so far.
> Please don't get me wrong. I really like drupal and will keep on contributing
> patches because I want to improve it.
> But maybe I'm doing something wrong or you just have no time to maintain the
> stable versions. So for me the current situation is like a "bad user
> experience".
> Markus

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