[Gtk-sharp-list] Involvement of Gtk# community into development

Mike Kestner mkestner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 15:51:46 EDT 2008

On Tue, 2008-06-03 at 21:05 +0200, Christian Hoff wrote:

> I'm really frustrated about Gtk#. By now I have found 4 
> bugs(TreeModelFilter.ModifyFunc, broken SetValue methods, GType of 
> *Adapter classes wrong, virtual methods ignored by object genratable) 
> just by development. I have created patches for two of these and need 
> further info to create one for the "GType of the *Adapter classes" bug. 
> One patch has already made it to SVN, the other one is for a bug that 
> hasn't even been assigned since more than 1 week and until now I haven't 
> gotten the info I need to create the third patch.

Sorry about that.  I appreciate your efforts on providing patches.  I
saw the TreeModelFilter patch land over the weekend, and meant to
comment on it.  As you indicated in your comments, it still needs some
work and I needed to spend some time investigating to give you
appropriate feedback.

> I have also created a new feature for Gtk#(GObject property 
> registration) and sent a patch to the mailing list 8 days ago; I didn't 
> get any feedback on it.

This one I don't remember seeing, can you attach it to a bug or send it
to me directly.

> That all costed me hell of a lot time (about eight hours for two weeks 
> just for Gtk#) to create bug reports and the new feature. I don't blame 
> you that I had to do so; this is free software that lives from its 
> community(and the generous support of Novell). But by ignoring the 
> patches you are implicitly telling me that my work(and community efforts 
> in general) are not appreciated.

That's one interpretation.  Another is that our team is very small,
taking on an enormous development space, and occasionally we drop the
ball on some patch review.  I am certainly not ignoring your patches.
At the moment, I've been focusing on MonoDevelop, my other job on the
mono team.  Again, I apologize that your patches haven't gotten the
swift attention they should have.

> I did already write 3 posts to the mailing list and didn't get a reply; 
> please prove that you can do better by commenting on this post and 
> telling me what will happen to the GObject patch ;-)

The number of active contributors to the list is pretty small, and you
are asking some fairly difficult questions.  If you are an irc user,
feel free to drop into #monodev on gimpnet at any time and ask
questions.  I'm in there 8-10 hours a day on weekdays as user mkestner.
Sometimes bugzilla and mailing lists just sit a while every now and
then.  It's certainly not because we don't care about your

I'll comment on your bug reports this afternoon.


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