[Buildroot] Still no answer for a contribution -- "me too"

Ulf Samuelsson ulf.samuelsson at atmel.com
Fri Jun 13 11:10:23 UTC 2008

Will Newton wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Michel (BusError)
> <buildroot.atmel.com at pollet.net> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 11 June 2008, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On March, 12th, I sent a patch adding Thumb support for the ARM
>>> architecture to this list:
>>>  http://buildroot.uclibc.org/lists/buildroot/2008-March/007427.html
>>> This absence of reaction is very frustrating for new potential
>>> contributors. I would like to contribute more to Buildroot, but this
>>> experience doesn't really encourage one in spending more time
>>> writing patches that will be ignored.
>>> Thomas
>> Hi Thomas,
>> It seems to be the rule more than the exception; I sent a few
>> patches months ago and most of them have been ignored completely --
>> even the one as simple as adding a package (libswill, iptraf,
>> i2c-tools) 
>> I must admit I gave up pushing anything since. Hope you get better
>> luck. 
> I must confess that has been my experience too. I tried asking Erik
> for commit access but again, no response. Perhaps he is working on
> other projects?

He is not so active here any longer, so just keep pushing (at a moderate pace).
Took me 3-4 months to get write access.

> It's a hard balance to strike, I don't think it's right to demand
> anything of people on a volunteer led project but some of us have a
> job to do and a limited amount of time to do it in.


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Best Regards
Ulf Samuelsson

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