GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
Posted Nov 22, 2012 8:51 UTC (Thu) by ebassi
In reply to: GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
Parent article: GNOME Shell to support a "classic" mode
My impression (which could be wrong) is that the Gnome project does not want to accept patches from outside contributors
I guess that's why we don't have a public bug tracking system, or integrated patch review on said bug tracking system, or even a public, distributed revision control system to store all our code.</sarcasm>
seriously: we accept patches and contributions from everyone; there are constraints: if the maintainer does not think your patch should be integrated, then he won't integrate it. the reasons for that depend on the product's direction, long term maintainability, style issues, design issues, or implementation issues. any failure to match to the per-product criteria will be communicated and there can even be a back and forth until the patch is either dropped or pushed to the repository.
I have just described the process of submitting a patch to any open source/free software project; it shouldn't be surprising anyone that things work this way for GNOME too.
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