Related to the discussion on Contributing to WordPress, I wanted to see if anyone else felt like SVN and Trac were big barriers to contributions to WP.
Personally, I’ve made a couple of attempts at patches that were ultimately not used (and I’m OK with that). But it was the process of figuring out Trac, figuring out how to make a patch, and using SVN that ultimately hold me back from making small changes.
On Github, I’ve made contributions to several projects using the UI for branching & pull requests. I’m at a point in my life where I can’t dedicate a lot of time to core development, but I can make quick fixes, correct typos, etc. I’m following a few WP Trac tickets where I think I could actually fix the problem, but I don’t have time to figure out a new system.
Am I the only one who feels that way? Maybe WP is better off without “fly-by” committers like me, and a raised barrier to entry is a good thing? I’d love your thoughts, because I feel like a lazy bum sometimes.