Third in a long series of complaints... See part 1 and
part 2 for previous atrocities.
Here's some more simple and easy things that you can do to ensure that you
never get your code reviewed for inclusion:
- Send a request for review to a mailing list and only point to a cvs tree on
some random sourceforge server for where the changes are at.
- Send a request for review to a mailing list consisting of a single email
message with 5 patches composing of over 11 thousand lines of changes
(which made up a single 356Kb email message). Said patches were a simple
repost of a previous patch written by someone else, yet modified in unknown
ways, and 4 other, not properly explained patches.
- When asked to split the previously mentioned patches up into nicer pieces
and explain further, respond off-the-list with the answers to the questions,
preventing any other people on the mailing list from knowing the answers, or
even realizing that anyone responded to the questions.
Yes, this was two different people who did this, but they are all things that
these people should know better than to do as the rules on how to do this
properly are very well documented.
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posted Wed, 19 Oct 2005 in