Harvesting Process FAQ
Last updated at 4:02 pm UTC on 24 December 2005
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and answers about the Harvesting Process. If you have a new question, you should ask it on the Squeak Email List, where it should be answered, and then perhaps the answer can be summarized here as well.
Q: The Fix/Enhancement which I submitted to the Squeak Email List was ignored. It's really important to me that it gets considered for inclusion in base Squeak. Is there anything I can do to get a harvester or someone to look at it?
A: Submit your Fix/Enhancement using the Mantis Server.
Q: The Fix/Enhancement which I submitted to the Mantis Server was ignored. It's really important to me that it gets considered for inclusion in base Squeak. Is there anything I can do to get a harvester or someone to look at it?
A: Fixes and enhancements should be submitted to the Mantis Server. Sometimes people are kind enough to move them from the mailling list to mantis but if yours was ignored go ahead and put it on yourself. If you have already submitted it to mantis then here are some other reasons why a submission might be ignored.
- It may have been unclear that the submission was an important issue, or your submission may in an obscure area of Squeak that few people know much about, or it may have just been overlooked because people were busy with other things.
- To bring more attention to your submission, you can post an additional comment with the same subject (see Commenting Bugs and Fixes) and explain why your submission is important. If it's a bug fix, it's good to include a code example or SUnit test case which shows exactly how the bug happens.
- Even better, if you know that someone else also thinks your submission is important, that other person can externally review/test your submission. (You don't have to be a harvester to do this.) Again, see Commenting Bugs and Fixes. This almost always brings attention to the harvesters.
See also: Squeak FAQ