Guys: let's change the tone of this issue, OK?
Radim, thanks for your patch. Sorry that it didn't get applied or that folks tried to engage in feedback/discussion with you on it. I would encourage you to not get discouraged and I appreciate your effort in trying to contribute to the Apache Nutch project.
The committers are the ones that have to figure out how to maintain things and sometimes we get hung up on yes I'll agree less important issues. I'm going to recommend that everyone just table those at the moment and that we move forward here.
Here are some concrete next steps:
1. Ferdy: is it possible to commit a portion of this patch that you do understand? Then we could leave the part that you don't uncommitted. This has 2 immediate goals:
- gives Radim a good feeling for contributing to the project – he deserves that.
- gives us the ability to cherry pick what we understand and are willing to maintain
2. Radim: if you want to help in improving the formatting and other requested issues, great. If you don't then that's fine too. At that point though the maintenance/evolution of the patch will transition more into the Nutch folks and you might not be as involved with it unless you get on board with what the guys have decided are their code formatting and patch generation guidelines.