[development] How to post bug reports and patches

Darren Oh darrenoh at sidepotsinternational.com
Thu Oct 30 14:42:04 UTC 2008

Most often patches are ignored when they are not relevant to the  
development version of Drupal. Bugs are sometimes labeled feature  
requests by maintainers who are not interested in fixes that only  
apply to older versions. In effect they're saying, This doesn't need  
to be fixed. You got it to work for you, and other people can wait for  
the next version of Drupal.

Only a few core maintainers behave this way, probably because they are  
trying to shorten the patch queue, but their comments discourage other  
developers from getting involved.

On Oct 30, 2008, at 10:18 AM, Marijn Kruisselbrink wrote:

> That page doesn't address the biggest problem I have trying to  
> contribute; it
> literally takes months to get any reply whatsoever to a patch (I  
> think in one
> case there was 6 months between reporting an issue with a patch and  
> the first
> reply other than me updating the patch to keep working against HEAD  
> (which I
> gave up doing after a couple of months)). So what is wrong with the  
> current
> system that it can take this long?
> Marijn

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