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From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@××××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile?
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 14:39:53
1 It's been a bit over a year and a half since came
2 online, and GLEPs became the standard method for proposing significant
3 changes to Gentoo. I think it's time to assess what works, and what
4 doesn't, about this system. To date 30 GLEPs have been approved by the
5 GLEP editors that involve something other than the GLEP process itself.
6 Six of those GLEPs have been marked "Final", meaning they have been
7 successfully implemented. Seven more have been "Accepted", meaning
8 that the idea in the GLEP has been approved, but the implementation has
9 not yet been completed. Five are currently in "Draft" status, not yet
10 having been submitted for approval. One has been rejected. Eleven
11 GLEPs failed to get enough traction to be either approved or rejected,
12 and are thus "deferred". Do these statistics mean that the program is
13 working well, working poorly, or failed utterly? My personal opinion
14 is that even with the substantial number of timed-out GLEPs, the
15 program is still a modest success because these GLEPs provide a record
16 of notable, generally well-written proposals, which is a vast
17 improvement on seeing the same half-thought-out ideas appear on the
18 mailing lists time and time again. On the other hand, one might well
19 argue that fairly few substantial accomplishments have come about from
20 GLEPs, so perhaps GLEPs just add another bureaucratic impediment.
22 Thoughts / comments? I promise not to bite anyone's head off this time!
24 -g2boojum-
25 --
26 Grant Goodyear
27 Gentoo Developer
28 g2boojum@g.o
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Ian Leitch <port001@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? "Benjamin A. Collins" <bencollins@××××.edu>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Marius Mauch <genone@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] GLEP system worthwhile? Thierry Carrez <koon@g.o>