How are [MAINTAINER] patches handled and why aren't PRs FIFO?

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Thu Apr 28 21:41:26 UTC 2011

--On April 28, 2011 10:52:32 PM +0200 Matthias Andree <mandree at> 

> Am 28.04.2011 21:07, schrieb Chip Camden:
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I understand it committers have commit
>> privilege for all ports.  What if certain qualified port maintainers who
>> aren't committers were nevertheless given commit access for only the leaf
>> ports that they maintain?  Wouldn't that speed up the overall process?
> It looks like you're asking for a technical solution to a non-technical
> problem.  Chris Rees has posted an archive link, and my take is that
> we're already trying to ask such "qualified port maintainers" to become
> ports committers and not care too much about how fine-grained ports
> access is.

I personally think it's a bad idea for a port maintainer to be the 
committer for their own ports.  Getting even minor changes committed to the 
tree should require two independent sets of eyes.

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