[Qgis-developer] How to best contribute small modifications?

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 20:06:48 PDT 2012

Hi Leyan,

Thank you for wanting to contribute to the project, sorry you haven't
received any feedback on your work.  It's not that people are ignoring
you it's normally just a matter of the patches getting lost in the
wave of things going on, or as you put it slipped though the cracks.
Sometimes it's just that all the developers are busy and have no time.
 I see there is a patch waiting for me to approve so I will take a
look at it over the next couple of days.

Small patches attached to the ticket are fine, anything that is large
I would recommend creating a pull request.

Provide as much information as you can in the ticket, things like,
screenshots, sample data, steps to reproduce, etc, all help us
evaluate the patch to make sure it is correct.


On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:20 PM, 欧阳乐岩 <ouyang.leyan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use QGIS almost everyday in my job and I love it. However, I think there
> are a lot of little things to fix to have a more coherent and intuitive
> interface and I encounter a lot of frustrating small issues in my normal
> use. I already filed a few bug reports with a small patch to correct the
> issues I saw:
> http://hub.qgis.org/issues/4453 (8 months ago)
> http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5641 (21 days ago)
> http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5718 (13 days ago)
> http://hub.qgis.org/issues/5726 (13 days ago)
> However, these bug reports and patches did not elicit any answer, not even
> rejection or criticism. What is the reason ? I tried to explain the issue
> clearly and to provide a clean patch, but I may have botched something. Did
> they simply go through the cracks ? Did I do something wrong ? Should I
> provide more information ? Should I contribute in another way (pull request
> from git ? they seemed too small for that)
> I still have other bugs and small features that I would like to work on
> (symbology is especially frustrating to work with), but I do not want to
> waste too much time if the contribution is never used. In my opinion, this
> kind of polishing is what QGIS lacks the most at the moment so I would
> really like to find a way to contribute back!
> Regards,
> Leyan
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