I was looking at this the other day with the intention of adding to it - great
job! I would add information about the request-sponsor table between your
current steps 2 and 3. Others on this list are better able than I am to add to
that information. I'm sorry for the long response here, but this list is the
group who should comment on these comments:
I believe the bottom line is that if you find your CR# anywhere on the request
sponsor page, then it's taken and you should find another one or perhaps try to
join with those who are already working on it, but do not jump in and develop
your own solution and then write to this list. Is that correct, sponsors?
The page has five categories:
Awaiting Sponsor - Someone has already written to this list asking for a
sponsor. Even if no sponsor is assigned, a community member is already working
Sponsor Assigned/In Progress
Fix Integrated into a Nevada Build
Accounted for By Means Other Than Putback - This is described at the bottom of
the table as, "Fix no longer required; reason noted in Build column." The Build
column is at the far right; make sure you adjust your view so that you can see
Request Suspended - This is described at the bottom of the table as, "Request
suspended; reason noted in Sponsor column." Second-to-far-right column.
2. Find a bug
2.1 Is the bug anywhere in the request-sponsor table? If no, continue. If yes,
go back to 2.
File a bug is a bit different and perhaps the discussion should be separated
from the find a bug step. Before you file a bug you should check appropriate
communities, projects, forums to determine whether this is already being
discussed or worked on or whether the community thinks this doesn't need to be
done for some reason.
It might be worth noting for your readers that even tiny fixes can take weeks
be integrated because they are low priority for a sponsor to spend time on.
You might also want to add a link to
I'm not sure about this - it's quite old:
Paul Armstrong wrote:
> Could I please have a sponsor to do a technical review of
> For reference, the thread that started this document is at
> This message posted from opensolaris.org
> request-sponsor mailing list
> request-sponsor at opensolaris.org