So, let’s talk pull requests.
I think the one thing that can make Homey really great is the community, and the additional value that developers can provide to Homey and it’s users.
last year, I made a driver for a device for one of the top Homey device apps.
It was my first contribution to the homey open source community, and I was excited to be able to both create a driver for my new device, but also to be able to share that with everyone else.
The pull request is still sitting there untouched. And so are 10+ other pull requests for that app. The oldest one will be one year old in a few days, and I have been waiting for that to happen before writing this post.
When I wrote that first driver, I thought that maybe I could write more as well.
Or maybe even move on to making completely new apps.
I have not.
My initial thought is that it might very well be a waste of my spare time, which I do not have a lot of.
I am sad that I feel this way, because I would rather not. I would love to contribute.
Maybe I am just a sore old sob, but I am afraid that others may feel the same.
I think it is very important that contributions from the community are handled and looked into, or they may stop coming in, and that will be way worse than just having my driver sitting untouched for years.