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

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Sat Jun 16 01:52:10 PDT 2012

Hi Leyan

Your procedure of contributing the modifications is correct. I'm sorry 
about the delay in answering the tickets. In the last few weeks, the dev 
effort was focused on fixing the blockers for the 1.8 release, therefore 
the other tickets did not get much attention.
An important thing is also to set the flag 'patch provided' to yes. If a 
ticket with a patch does not get attention within a week, send a 
friendly reminder to the qgis-developer list (like you did just now).


On 16.06.2012 04:20, 欧阳乐岩 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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Dr. Marco Hugentobler
Sourcepole -  Linux&  Open Source Solutions
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Technical Advisor QGIS Project Steering Committee

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