Hacktoberfest 2022: My feedbackGautier DI FOLCO November 16, 2022 [FOSS] #foss #hacktoberfest
Following my Hacktoberfest participation, I had the chance to have a variety contribution of experiences.
I'm always a bit sad whenever my PR don't get comments, but it's the life of projects, they depend of their maintainers priorities.
However, I get confused sometimes when direction changes.
This one is really frustrating, you start some contribution, they stale for a while and suddenly, another PR is pushed and merged in few hours.
However, I came across an interesting situation where my PR raised a number of concerns, starting a new set feature. Even though I didn't get something merged, raising the discussion was a good way to contribute.
While I like to get my PRs merged, I've found myself it three cases:
- My PR got merged without discussion: I think it's quite damaging since the maintainers will rework it after the merge, so I didn't get the opportunity to learn
- Some discussions happen, changes are requested: I really enjoy this kind of PRs, I have the chance to debate, to talk to the maintainers, learn about the projet and its spirit
- The discussion takes place over days, direction changes, maintainers do not take the time to articulate their request: it's particulary complicated to work on a project with moving objectives, but it's even harder when objective are given based on a wrong context or once a week