[Rubygems-developers] Contributing to Ruby Projects

John Barnette jbarnette at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 00:04:37 EST 2010


On Dec 8, 2010, at 3:12 PM, Trans wrote:

> I would like some constructive appraisal. I recently offered some
> patches to RubyGems. I feel I was making my best effort to contribute
> some functionality to the code base that would be useful to
> developers. But in this process, rather then feel a part of a
> community effort, even if only a minor part, I felt rather skewered...
> 
>  https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/14
>  (above in context https://github.com/trans/rubygems/commit/b61fd7cb577a8df6be2feb1a35983e9846d31b3c)
>  https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/12
>  https://github.com/rubygems/rubygems/pull/8
> 
> I'm not sure why anyone would contribute to a Ruby project if it
> transpires like this. But then maybe thats the way it is? Is this
> really what one should expect?

Sorry it took so long to respond, I had to do some reading. The comments are rude. They are also accurate. It's not how I'd ever speak to someone online, but I don't disagree with any of the substantive points. I'd like to see them addressed before these get merged.


~ j.



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