Re: Patches accepted?

Samuel Solon <> writes:

> Folks,
> Sometimes it almost seems like a throw away line. Someone lobbys for a
> feature or change and the response is "patches accepted". But how does one
> submit patches?
> I actually believed that patches *are* being accepted -- but I'm 0 for 3 at
> getting anything accepted, or as far as I can tell, considered.
> I've tried emailing the author (dnd additions to gnome_icon_list) who
> acknowledged their receipt and that was all.
> I've tried setting up a web site with the patches and emailing the list
> (fixes for FORM elements in GtkXmHtml).
> Most recently I've emailed this list with the patches (mini-icons from
> .desktop files for task-list applet). This one did get a somewhat defensive
> response from someone that the applet is going to be replaced by one that
> does the right thing -- someday.
> It's possible my code sucks and shouldn't be included but it would be nice
> to at least get a flame making fun of it (or <gasp> constructive comments).
> If there is an approved way of submitting a patch -- please give me a
> reference and I'll RTFM. Otherwise you might consider setting up such a
> procedure -- or stop soliciting patches and ignoring them.

Along with mailing the author, the other good way to submit
a patch is to file a bug report (severity can be wishlist,
if it is a feature enhancement) that includes the patch,
or points to it, if it is large.

Making it a bug report, as opposed to mailing someone makes
sure that the patch stays visible until it is applied or
explicitely rejected.


[ Who offers no excuses for the size of the GTK+ patch backlog 
  :-(((( ]

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