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On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 16:14, Markos Chandras <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It seems to me that people paying less and less attention to devaway
> system. As you may see yourselves, few of the entries are 2-3 year old. This
> either means that these devs are inactive since then or that they came back
> and just didn't bother updating their status. Is it possible for infra people
> to setup a script to notify the developer ( and CC the retirement alias )
> about an old devaway entry? This will help retirement team to track down
> inactive devs with ease. Furthermore having so many devs with away messages (
> where only part of the messages reflect the reality ) looks quite bad to
> community. I think that a simple script that will search all the devaway
> messages and collect those that are >60-90 days is not that difficult to get
> implemented. Does anybody have a better approach to deal with this?
> : http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/devrel/roll-call/devaway.xml
Sounds good to me, but I'd actually be more interested in having
something the other way around; i.e. monitoring for activity in
commits, bugzilla, IRC and maybe the -dev mailing list to see if
people are still active and send them a message to encourage them to
set devaway if they haven't been active in, say, 15 days.