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From: Andrey Falko <ma3oxuct@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] maintainer-wanted bugcount
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:34:42
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] maintainer-wanted bugcount by Markus Ullmann
1 On Nov 26, 2007 4:46 AM, Markus Ullmann <jokey@g.o> wrote:
3 > Hi fellows,
4 >
5 > when taking a look at the open bug count for bugs assigned to
6 > maintainer-wanted (2450 at the time of writing), it seems pretty obvious
7 > that we really can't handle all of them, at least not without growing at
8 > least two dozen devs to maintain it properly.
9 >
10 > As I highly doubt this will happen within a week, we have to make a
11 > decision how to proceed with this stuff. So what options do we have?
12 > These come to mind:
13 >
14 > a) WONTFIX them within 4 or 8 weeks without picking them up
15 > b) reassign them to herds (some herds are on CC) and have them
16 > respond withing 4-8 weeks and give a yey or boo.
17 > c) let interested users move it to sunrise (some of them are there)
18 > so that the ebuilds are at least at our QA level we maintain for
19 > gentoo-x86 and are there to be picked up by devs if they're
20 > interested
21 >
22 > If you have more options or comments, I'd like to hear about them, as we
23 > definitely have to do something there.
24 > F'up is set to gentoo-project as this is more a political thing.
25 >
26 > Greetz
27 > -Jokey
28 >
29 >
30 > Hi everyone,
32 I did the "Collective Maintenance" project this summer:
35 My vision was to move things in to a direction where the "maintainer-wanted"
36 packages would be collectively maintained without the need for a specific
37 herd or maintainer. To get to this vision, I set out to create a web
38 interface that would allow work to be coordinated in an organized,
39 efficient, and by-demand manner. Here is where I am currently at with that
40 interface:
42 I think the current state of the interface is not going to allow for enough
43 organization. My fear is that it will turn into an unnavigable
44 dumping-ground when a lot of tasks/"maintainer-wanted" bugs are added to the
45 list. I am one year from earning at B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering
46 and my requirement this school year is to complete an IE design project. I
47 was able to get a group of four together to work on redesigning the
48 interface. My group members have been generating some excellent ideas so
49 far. I am optimistic that the end product will allow my vision to be
50 achieved. I will push to get the interface ready before the end of May 2008.
52 So in sum, I guess you can add a fourth option to the list: wait until the
53 end of May 2008 for the completion/deployment of an interface for
54 collectively maintaining packages. Or even a fifth option: use the current
55 interface right now and upgrade in May 2008 to a re-designed revision.
57 Best regards,
58 Andrey Falko