On Thu, 18 Nov 2010 04:37:05 +0900, Stephen wrote:
You misunderstand the situation, then. Jerry dropped the ball;
making some comments on the original report, he's been silent on the
In my eyes Jerry James provided valuable insight into what the problem is.
I don't know how that is dropping the ball.
That happens; we are all volunteers, after all, and sometimes real
life takes precedence. When Mats recognized that, he stepped in to try
to ensure that the patch stays on our radar, although he apparently
doesn't have the expertise to review the patch himself. Isn't that the
way things *should* work?
I apologize to Mats if that was his intent - I read his email as good
advice on how to get someone to comment on the question posed.
> And I am pretty sure that any one of you commit-bit-wielders
> have thought about _LP64 and either answered "nah, not good" or
> committed the change in a fraction of the time it took to read this
I assure that is not true in my case. I do a build and test run
before committing, which in this case means finding a place to install
OpenBSD and installing it. Heck, before that, I'd need to find an
installable distribution. (I don't expect that would be hard, but
these little details add up to quite a time commitment.)
I see that I have been totally unable to convey my message to you at
I am NOT asking you to commit the patch, nor to try it on an OpenBSD
system. I am just, and only, asking: DOES IT LOOK SANE?
If it does, I'll be happy to read up on any procedures and submit it for
test and approval. If it doesn't, just let me know, and I will try and
That is the way contribution by newcomers works most places, I have
Heck, I have even used it before for XEmacs:
* First attempt: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.xemacs.beta/33413
* Second attempt: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.xemacs.beta/33415
* Comment: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.xemacs.beta/33416
* Commit: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.xemacs.patches/12360
Maybe I was just lucky :-)
"They didn't care. They didn't care that they'd seen Adam
it work in practise, because they already knew it asjo(a)koldfront.dk
couldn't work in theory."
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