There's an open source project on GitHub that is very useful, but doesn't have a feature I want and which a fair number of other users have been clamoring for in the issues.
There's already an advanced discussion of the issue, and I get the impression that
good_enough is pretty feasible, it's just stalled because
perfect is complicated, and
good_enough !== perfect.
The Right™ way to go would be to to absorb the discussion, add the feature, present a pull request, address the critiques and polish it for contribution. In this case it's outside my core focus.
It's a utility library, developed for actual work not just for games, so an alternative way might be to offer to sponsor that feature with money. But that doesn't seem like the done thing, can't find any examples. Could try hiring this out but the best people for it seem like those already thinking about it.
What's a polite way to proceed? Or just wait and see if the feature gets added organically?