You are right that, but this is a tricky situation:
* We need more committers to accept more PRs.
* We need to accept more PRs to encourage contributors to contribute more often.
* Contributions need to contribute accepted PRs more often to become committer.
So the sole possible solutions are:
* Contributors become committers without frequently accepted PRs (rather bad idea)
* Committers accept PRs more frequenlty (the sole left over solution)
Maybe I missed something, but I do not see any other solution the get at speed.
Von: Robert Scholte [mailto:[hidden email]]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2020 16:11
An: [hidden email] Betreff: Re: AW: Hacktoberfest
As you know, the truth right now it is impossible to keep up. The amount of mails and PRs waiting for responses exceeds our capacity.
So it is a matter of prioritizing, and yes, that could mean that PRs will stay unanswered.
IF we would also join hacktober, we must change those priorities for a month and focus on that, maybe even using the time to respond the open PRs.
I think the hacktober is a good initiative.
Just be aware that we need to respond to these PRs ASAP, otherwise it might work against us.
We already have a huge amount of PRs that still need to be reviewed, so it is not like we don't have enough PRs.
I think we need at least 5 committers that explicitly say the will pick up these PR with the highest priority for 1 month.
Otherwise I'd say no.
On 3-10-2020 20:41:04, Maarten Mulders wrote:
Today, I came across this update  from DigitalOcean, one of the
companies behind Hacktoberfest. TL;DR: to prevent "spam pull requests",
only accepted/merged/approved pull requests against GitHub repositories
labelled "hacktoberfest" qualify for the free t-shirt or planting a
tree. This is other than previous years, where _every_ pull request
would qualify, even if the repository owner did not explicitly
participate in Hacktoberfest.
I would argue it makes sense to opt-in Maven repositories for
Hacktoberfest. If it could encourage people to start contributing to
Maven, I think that would be useful. It might also bring Maven to the
attention of people who are looking for (Java) projects to contribute to.