Forum OpenACS Development: Is the OpenACS Patch Tracker (part of Bug Tracker) still being used?
I have a couple of interrelated questions...:
- Is the OpenACS Patch Tracker still being used to submit enhancements to OpenACS that seem too small to be TIPs?
- ... if not, maybe the wording at https://openacs.org/contribute/ should be modified to reflect the fact that patches are for bugs only. Furthermore, if the patch tracker is not used, it begs the question: should I submit suggested enhancements as a "Bug" with the "Bug Type" set to "Suggestion" and the "Severity" set to "6 - Enhancement"?
- ... if not, should I always just submit a TIP, no matter how simple the enhancement is? (and maybe reference the patch from the TIP if it is a big change?)
For example, I think there should be a proc for resolving a host name into an IP address without throwing an error when the name does not exist. This would be a new proc of 6 lines or so. As such, the TIP process seems to be overkill.
For the suggestion of the host-node-map: sure, it is a useful extension to check the name lookup, at least for the near future. In general the host-node-map has several shortcomings and needs some rethinking. In particular it should be integrated with the virtual server capabilities of nsd, but that is a larger project.
just my 2c