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Re: AW: Hacktoberfest

Gary Gregory-2
Which is why I am doing the same sadly over at Apache Commons and forging
ahead with regular work. I considered proposing one repo but that would
only open the floodgates...

Gary

On Sun, Oct 4, 2020, 10:11 Robert Scholte <[hidden email]> wrote:

> 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.
>
> thanks,
> Robert
>
> On 4-10-2020 13:36:52, Markus KARG <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Robert,
>
> in fact I think it would be an even better signal to new contributors is
> at least 5 committers would agree to pick up PRs for a whole year.
>
> -Markus
>
>
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Robert Scholte [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 4. Oktober 2020 10:55
> An: Maarten Mulders; [hidden email]
> Betreff: Re: Hacktoberfest
>
> 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.
>
> Robert
>
>
> On 3-10-2020 20:41:04, Maarten Mulders wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Today, I came across this update [1] 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.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Maarten
>
>
>
> [1] https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/hacktoberfest-update
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