samba-patches (was: sambaweb)

Neil Hoggarth neil.hoggarth at
Tue Oct 3 14:03:28 GMT 2000

On Tue, 3 Oct 2000 gcarter at wrote:

> I dug Jeremy out of his email black hole yesterday :)
> and talked with him about this.

I can imagine how deep the gravity well of that black hole is, which is
one of the reasons why I hesitate to bang on about this despite the fact
that I think that this an area where the project is in danger of going
badly astray.

> What we really need is more people to be working on patches. :-) :-)

I wouldn't presume to claim to be a suitable person to vet what does and
doesn't make it into the main source tree. However, I am on record[1] as
having offered to do first line filtering of submissions: rejecting
stuff which is not a patch, encouraging people who submit the wrong type
of diff (or who try and submit a patch for a generated file rather than
its source) to try again, binning the spam, etc.

> I think we have a lot of loose ends that get overlooked sometimes.  
> I'm working on cleaning up some of this hopefully over the next few
> weeks (or months).

I have noticed, and I find it encouraging after almost despairing off
the recent communciation problems. Please keep up the good work!


Neil Hoggarth                                 Departmental Computer Officer
<neil.hoggarth at>                   Laboratory of Physiology                  University of Oxford, UK

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