Please remove / block user from bugzilla

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Thu Jul 15 11:29:20 CDT 2010

Henri Verbeet <hverbeet at> wrote:
>On 14 July 2010 16:26, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
>> If you ask me,
>> is more objectionable, because it shows the Wine
>> community to be ill-mannered and hostile to newbies.
>Sure, it could have been worded more carefully, but I don't buy the
>"taints us all" theory.
>However, if we're talking about being harmful to the project, I think
>it's far more insidious and actively harmful to pretend being an
>active / respected Wine developer and giving potential new developers
>bad advice from that position. Because what happens is that those
>people take that advice in good faith, start writing patches, and
>perhaps even develop some habits based on it. But when those patches
>then hit wine-patches and get shot down during review, it's the
>reviewers that get blamed for being "picky" or "harsh", while in some
>cases the entire premise on which those patches are based is simply
>wrong. I think that does far more harm to new developers than "being
>mean to someone on the internet".
>Of course with Wine being an open project there's not a whole lot we
>can do about people saying whatever they like, except perhaps teaching
>potential new developers about things like "git shortlog -s -n
On that vein of thought, why don't we have a code standard page?  I've been asking this question and maybe this should be my next area of concern after the release of Wine 1.2 and the reinput of my patches.  This way, I can use my 'years of expertise' and what I've learned about this project as far as coding practices.  I don't want to wait on AJ to do this.

James McKenzie

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