On 10/06/2015 12:03 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> On Tue, Oct  6, 2015 at 03:33:20PM -0300, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>> On 10/06/2015 10:57 AM, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>>> On 10/06/2015 10:17 AM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>>> Speaking of which ... this project is rich in skilled users who are
>>>> involved in the community but don't code.  Bug triage is exactly the
>>>> kind of thing very part-time community supporters can do, if we make it
>>>> easy for them to do.
>>> That is an understatement. There is a huge pool of non-hackers that can
>>> help contribute to this sort of thing.
>> It was said, way back when, "adding Windows support will add a huge pool
>> of Windows-only developers".  I'm not sure that the impact was really
>> all that big there.  We have a few Windows-enabled people, but how many
>> of them are Windows-only?
>> We similarly said, "moving the TODO list to the wiki will add a huge
>> pool of users that cannot edit the current CVS-only file".  To date,
>> most of what has happened is that the old items have become stale and
>> Bruce continues to do 99% of the work of maintaining it.
>> So I am dubious that people that currently do not contribute will
>> contribute in the future just because we change the system.
> Agreed, though that did work for the commitfest --- I almost never deal
> with those patches, for good and bad.

There isn't a huge pool, but then we don't need a huge pool.  We need
like three people, and I think that's not unreasonable to expect.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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