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Gentoo sometimes reminds me of one of the movie "Almost Famous" where you have a dynamite rock band, but do to all the hubris, in-fighting and poor management, never reached their full potential.
How to improve the pace of Gentoo and attract more contributers
Posted Sep 15, 2011 4:49 UTC (Thu) by robbat2 (guest, #40105)
drobbins is around on Funtoo.org
Posted Sep 16, 2011 15:48 UTC (Fri) by alex (subscriber, #1355)
I do occasionally submit stuff via the bugzilla but I have to admit my interest in additional development tailed off while waiting for the GIT conversion which as noted has been due RSN for some time. There is a difference between diff'ing a unified CVS tree and manually tracking each change you've made and the ability to branch a git repo and keep a stack of changes that get magically resolved when they are merged upstream. I suspect having more modern tools will help with lowering the bar to contribution and encouraging more developers to get involved, even if only peripherally at first.
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