Issues and pull requests are largely getting ignored

Dr Paul Dale paul.dale at
Tue Mar 26 10:12:08 UTC 2019

I agree with Matt.  He and Richard are doing a great job but cannot quite keep up.  They are doing a fantastic job given the time available to them.

I’ve been a bit slack the last two weeks and will be so for the next four or so but I’ll attempt to catch up.

Dr Paul Dale | Cryptographer | Network Security & Encryption 
Phone +61 7 3031 7217
Oracle Australia

> On 26 Mar 2019, at 7:53 pm, Matt Caswell <matt at> wrote:
> On 25/03/2019 20:10, Matthew Lindner wrote:
>> Hello OpenSSL Team,
>> The issues and pull requests on github are largely getting ignored, I
>> know the team is busy on the new release but please spend some time on
>> these as well.
> I don't think this is a fair characterisation. I see all posts to issues and PRs
> in github for openssl and I see *lots* of activity.
> If I use the github "insights" page I see that over the last month 67 new issues
> were raised and 46 were closed. However those numbers are skewed by issues in
> very recent days (its shortly after a weekend and neither Richard or myself were
> around yesterday). Over the last week 23 new issues were raised and 8 were
> closed. Subtracting one from the other I see that for the period 1 week ago to 1
> month ago 44 new issues were raised and 38 were closed.
> So the real problem there is a mismatch between the opening rate and the closing
> rate, i.e. it is NOT that we are ignoring these issues. I see it more as a
> resource issue - we are seeing issues raised at a greater rate than we have
> resources to handle. The best answer to that IMO is to somehow encourage a
> greater participation from the community in helping us to keep on top of these
> things. Not sure how best to achieve that though.
> I can't do the same analysis for PRs because github doesn't detect properly when
> we merge PRs (because we don't use the github facility for doing that). I would
> expect to see somewhat similar numbers though.
> Matt

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