[scribus-dev] scribus CTL

JLuc jluc at no-log.org
Tue Nov 24 09:58:21 UTC 2015

Le 23/11/2015 15:04, Khaled Hosny a écrit :
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 02:50:36PM +0100, JLuc wrote:
>> because foss code is not only ideas,
>> but also code and discussion, amongst others.
> So where are Scribus code discussions for the past decade, because I
> haven’t seen much on this list or elsewhere.

Scribus core dev generally dont discuss their commits in the open.
That's probably because they dont need it.
They also sometime meet in real life during DTP or libre graphics meetings.

Only discussed are less experienced programmer's proposed patches
In such a case, discussion is important for sure.

You can see that your student patches have been discussed.
For allmost each of the tackled issue, there has been a discussion
with many posts depending on the questions, patch proposals,
also depending on the tests results.
When the proposed patch did not fix the issue or had other bugs,
there was a detailed descriptions of these remaining issues
and hints on how to fix these,
then there have been improved patches proposals and tests and comments
until in the best cases the proposed patch fixes the bug
and doesnt introduce new bugs
and could be merged.
I wouldnt be surprised when counting would show that 10 or 20 lines of comments
have been necessary for each line of patched merged code...
This was for easyhacks,
so i imagine the big discussion for a project as CTL !

It has been the same for previous occasionnal not-core-members contributors.
And as a consequence, some previously proposed BIG patches
have not been merged because required discussion was tooooo big also.

You can find all these discussions in the archives of the bug tracker
or in the archives of the lists.
Many discussions on irc also.

Also discussed are : imagined views without code proposition.
But it seems there is little outcome of these.


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