[Lazarus] Build configuration
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Mon Sep 27 10:25:50 CEST 2010
On 27 September 2010 09:04, Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho wrote:
> A feature request without patch is just wishful thinking.
I know that! Hence the reason I have contributing many patches before.
I know the whole "that is the way open source software works" story.
Unfortunately that ideal world doesn't always work either - patches
can be supplied with a feature request, but that is NO guarantee that
they will be accepted into the Lazarus project. My last two patches
are a case in point (a bug report + patch). So far they are just
collecting dust in Mantis (one goes as far back as April). Mantis is
full of patches waiting to be applied.
> Might I ask what prevented you from sending a patch?
Time, and the fact that it will touch quite a few deep knowledge
features of the IDE. With experience I have noticed that such patches
are really accepted (outside the ring of the core developers of
> All added features are top priority. Maybe not your top priority, but
> surely the top priority of someone else who coded (or funded) the
Well, Mantis currently has many patches just sitting there... so that
doesn't seem very high priority to me. Also marking a feature or patch
as target 1.0, 1.2 or post 1.2 is pretty much a slap in the face.
Considering Lazarus has been around for 10 years (I think), and still
is no closer to a "stable" or 1.0 release. So a post 1.2 target will
obviously not happen in my lifetime.
> course I would be extremely happy if people start sending patches
> which are in line with Mattias's plans for this feature and which
> accelerate the completion time.
Well, there is no roadmap for Lazarus, so I can only take a wild guess
at what Mattias's plans are. Without publishing clear
goals/targets/plans for what Lazarus wants to achieve for every
release - we (outside the core developer ring) are stuck in the dark.
This makes it rather hard to contribute towards a release goal too,
don't you think.
- Graeme -
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