On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 02:20:28PM +0100, Kurt Roeckx wrote: > On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 09:53:22AM +0000, Matt Caswell wrote: > > > > So the real problem there is a mismatch between the opening rate and the > > closing > > rate, i.e. it is NOT that we are ignoring these issues. I see it more as a > > resource issue - we are seeing issues raised at a greater rate than we have > > resources to handle. > > Or that the resources we do have are spend on the wrong thing.
One might, perhaps, try to measure distribution of time between [pull-request/issue] submission and the first comment on it. Consider https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/8108 and https://github.com/openssl/openssl/pull/7943 (both submitted by users that are now project members), that have both been open for months and still have no comments! > > I can't do the same analysis for PRs because github doesn't detect properly > > when > > we merge PRs (because we don't use the github facility for doing that). I > > would > > expect to see somewhat similar numbers though. > > The amount of open pull requests has been around 200 for the last > few months, so it seems we can just keep up with that currently, > but it used to be around 100. > > So I think that in general we do not have enough resources to keep up > with both the pull requests and issues. Not if we want to keep up the pace of new development towards the goals for the next major release, I agree. (Not that I am doing much to contribute, myself, at this point -- my AD role in the IETF keeps me quite busy.) -Ben