Open source development
adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Fri Jun 26 00:04:02 CEST 2015
On Tue Jun 16, 2015 at 12:32:31 -0400, teclis High Elf wrote:
> This is more just a general comment, but compared to other open source
> project I have contributed to Fiasco L4Re is difficult to work with. In
> most GNU open source projects new features and improvements are discussed
> actively on a mailing list and/or IRC channel so its easy to follow what is
> being done and jump in. While I very much appreciate that developers have
> taken the time to answer my questions, the l4-hackers mailing list seems to
> be just Q and A there is no discussion on what is currently being worked on
> for Fiasco and L4Re as there is in the Linux kernel or drivers.
Contrary to Linux, we are just a few who happen to have the permanent
luxury to discuss things face to face while having a cup of coffee (or
your beverage of choice). Typing emails and text generally is very time
consuming and also not the favorite activity for many, including
otherwise pretty talented L4 hackers. Sorry, life is striking here.
> Also the svn logs just have generic import messages like:
> r67 | l4check | 2015-01-12 16:57:36 -0500 (Mon, 12 Jan 2015) | 1 line
> So it looks like all the core development is being done privately and then
> exported to a public repository. This makes it difficult in my opinion to
> build an open source development community. You can't look back through the
> svn logs messages and diffs to see the evolution of the system and get up
> to speed on the state of the art.
> For example, who is the committer? How would I go about submitting a patch
> for L4Re or Fiasco?
Thanks for asking. Any patch should go through me. However, before that
we require to sign a CLA.
Adam adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
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