(apologies for lack of message threading - I just subscribed to be able
to chip into the conversation)
> >How can the yet-to-be founded FC foundation help external
> >contributers (Such as Mr. Adams) get their fixes into the system
> There is no need to way for a foundation for such things. Users or
> developers can report such issues in bugzilla. Precise and helpful
> information will probably result in a quicker fix
Patches are especially appreciated, even if they are incorrect in
some way. You don't have to be some kind of committer to be a developer.
In this particular case, I did the analysis and had patches posted by
June 27th since nothing seemed to be happening and this bug was a
blocker for me:
This is referenced by the following bug in the RedHat bugzilla the same
Upon request, I put together RPMs (src, i386 and x86_64) a couple of
weeks later (July 18th) since many others have been running into this
bug and are waiting for a resolution.
The issue in this particular case isn't a lack of analysis or a lack of
patches, or even a lack of pulling them together to create new SRPMs
which could be checked, tested and released. The issue is: why has it
been almost 2.5 months since analysis & patches have been made available
but no updated official packages have been made?
(to be fair, the recently updated evolution and evolution-data-server
packages do include the required patches; however, they're insufficient
to solve this bug without updated gnome-pilot and pilot-link packages)