[Mono-dev] Pull Requests

Miguel de Icaza miguel at xamarin.com
Thu Oct 16 19:31:28 UTC 2014

Hello Greg,

The best approach is to stay engaged in the pull requests and bring the
attention to the mailing list for us to discuss.

Long term, the ideal situation is one where we can give more people commit
rights, and review rights.   But until we have developed the skills in the
community that are needed, we will continue with the current setup.

The bar for mono is high: we can not just take any code and distribute it,
since the impact of mistakes is large.

To give an example, even new Xamarin employees that are hired to work
exclusively on the runtime are working through pull requests, and they also
have to wait for some of the more senior people to review and approve the
patches.   We have very nice fixes that we still postpone until we have the
bandwidth of doing a full review.

In the meantime, if you need quick hacks, you can always fork Mono and
distribute your forked version with your changes.


On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 3:27 PM, Greg Young <gregoryyoung1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> This topic has been brought up in a ton of other threads I just want
> to centralize the topic.
> I have felt the pain many others have discussed (6-12 months for an
> accept of PR, we actually had a separate distribution of mono for a
> while).
> Is there background on the issue?
> What are the issues that are involved from a xamarin perspective?
> How can the community help?
> Cheers,
> Greg
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