A few things.
A) if you want to take over maintainance of a project, send an email to the
list (or better, send an email to the current maintainer / author)
B) you could have tested and committed that patch in the time it took you to
write that email. Just because e17 the window manager is in a pseudo-freeze
doesn't mean that entrance is, and its much easier to commit the patch now,
then string along the author for a few months while you clean up stuff...
On Monday 07 November 2005 01:08, David Seikel wrote:
> On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 14:42:23 +0800 Phuah Yee Keat <yk.phuah@...>
> > One of the features that I missed from KDM is the preselect
> > previously logged in user, I have added that support in Entrance cvs,
> > here's the output that I get from cvs diff, please tell me additional
> > things that are needed to get this committed.
> Until a few hours ago entrance was unmaintained. Apparently xcomp, the
> previous maintainer, has become too busy with other things to do much
> with it. Earlier today I adopted it. However, I made it perfectly
> clear when I adopted it that it will be a few weeks before I can get
> stuck into it fully.
> At the moment there are bug fixes I can do now that take priority over
> new features. Also, E17 as a whole is partially in a feature freeze.
> We want to keep adding features to make it feature complete, but not
> add features just because they are nice to have. This is in an effort
> to start on the road to a release. Your patch is border line, and
> probably closer to "nicer to have" than "feature complete". On the
> plus side, it is quite small.
> However, there are many, mostly small, things that need to be done to
> entrance in order to get it into shape, as it's development has stalled
> for a while without a maintainer. On the other hand, your patch is
> something that I would like to, but it is quite a low priority. By the
> time I get around to doing it, the code you have patched may be
> completely different.
> I suggest that you be happy that it will get done eventually and spend a
> small amount of time every now and then keeping your patch up ta date
> with what ever is changing in entrance. When I get around to
> implementing that feature, you will have a good patch ready to go.
> Thank you for your efforts.