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Reducing the barrier to contributing 
21st-Oct-2007 03:41 pm

It just took me three days to commit a couple of patches to [xmonad] (http://xmonad.org/) because

  1. it wasn’t obvious what I should commit. My change was miniscule when it was just a change to the mainline code, but substantiall larger as a “contributed plugin”. There was no mention of when one would be preferred over the other. So I did both.

  2. it wasn’t obvious where I should commit. In the end I had to sign up for the development mailing list in order to forward my patches on.

Surely there’s a better way than this?

21st-Oct-2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
I would say you should have gone in #xmonad and asked them as they're very helpful, but I don't think that is the kind of answer you're looking for.
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