Just out of curiosity, I did a bugzilla query against the PDT project, as a thread in the newsgroup sparked my curiosity. I wanted to see how many of the bugs that were marked NEW or ASSIGNED, had patches submitted with them. Out of 299 bugs that are in NEW or ASSIGNED status, only 1 of those bugs has a patch submitted for it. Bug 209408 has a patch, it just so happens to be my patch.
Now I realize that the majority of the PDT users probably aren’t Java or Eclipse programmers, but there has to be several that are, that can give PDT some love?
PHPEclipse, Aptana Olive Branch???
Here is something that I hope would happen. I would love to see some of the other PHP Eclipse Plugin developers help out as well. Aptana or PHPEclipse committers could come together to work on a common core. Both projects have some very good people on them and some nice features. I’d like to see both of these groups join together with PDT and make one very slick PHP development environment. It would also help all projects as they could work from a common core and still do their own separate projects if they want. It would help with the diversity of PDT…which unfortunately is dominated 99% by Zend, and 1% by IBM.
The PDT committers have said that they would love to have some patches submitted, and some quality contributions can help lead to more diversity within PDT. Which is a good thing. Ed and Chris have already gone over the virtues of a project having a good diverse set of committers.
So how about some PHP love, so that the 299 bugs can be addressed in a timely fashion and we can get PDT on the next release train like other eclipse projects.