What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

John Marino freebsd.contact at marino.st
Sat Jan 25 00:47:49 UTC 2014

On 1/25/2014 01:36, Big Lebowski wrote:
> I was hoping to get some discussion revealing how the work is organized
> around ports PR, perhaps some ideas on improving them and I hoped that
> people who can make decisions and changes would notice it and consider
> them, since as they say, the squeeky wheel gets the grease, that's all. At
> no point I insisted on forcing anyone to anything, and I dont think that's
> neither only nor a viable solution.
> It seems obvious that current process doesnt work very well, then I'd aim
> at reorganizing that process - it appears that there is no roles specified,
> so the responsibility is blurred, and when everyone is responsible for one
> thing, in practice no one is. Perhaps role assignment could be of any help?

I'm not trying to be a jerk, but surely I'm coming off that way.
Again, nobody is obligated to accept any assignment.  They have to
volunteer to do it.  The only person that The Big Lebowski can influence
here is himself.

Thus, are you volunteering for this role?  It's not my call, but if you
really want to do clean out and triage the all PRs on an ongoing basis,
my guess is that would be very welcome and we'd figure out a way to set
that up.  It would definitely help, especially for those maintainer that
"approve" patches but the PRs never get opened (or set to a better state
than "open").

At some point we'll have a new PR system, that fact might be having an
impact on current PRs as well...


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