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From: Ian Leitch <port001@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 15:49:55
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? by Grant Goodyear
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4 Grant Goodyear wrote:
5 | It's been a bit over a year and a half since came
6 | online, and GLEPs became the standard method for proposing significant
7 | changes to Gentoo. I think it's time to assess what works, and what
8 | doesn't, about this system. To date 30 GLEPs have been approved by the
9 | GLEP editors that involve something other than the GLEP process itself.
10 | Six of those GLEPs have been marked "Final", meaning they have been
11 | successfully implemented. Seven more have been "Accepted", meaning
12 | that the idea in the GLEP has been approved, but the implementation has
13 | not yet been completed. Five are currently in "Draft" status, not yet
14 | having been submitted for approval. One has been rejected. Eleven
15 | GLEPs failed to get enough traction to be either approved or rejected,
16 | and are thus "deferred". Do these statistics mean that the program is
17 | working well, working poorly, or failed utterly? My personal opinion
18 | is that even with the substantial number of timed-out GLEPs, the
19 | program is still a modest success because these GLEPs provide a record
20 | of notable, generally well-written proposals, which is a vast
21 | improvement on seeing the same half-thought-out ideas appear on the
22 | mailing lists time and time again. On the other hand, one might well
23 | argue that fairly few substantial accomplishments have come about from
24 | GLEPs, so perhaps GLEPs just add another bureaucratic impediment.
25 |
26 | Thoughts / comments? I promise not to bite anyone's head off this time!
27 |
28 | -g2boojum-
30 The effort required to get GLEPs even posted on glep.g.o is enough to
31 put some people off.
33 I propose that a dev is free to upload a GLEP in any state of
34 completeness/correctness as they wish, devs can then vote on said GLEP.
35 If the GLEP author makes changes, devs then vote again on that revision.
36 This system also gives power back to the devs (and users if they're
37 allowed to vote) and away from the GLEP editors.
39 Regards,
40 Ian Leitch
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Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>