What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Gary J. Hayers gary at hayers.org
Sun Jan 26 13:29:35 UTC 2014

On 26/01/2014 13:06, Big Lebowski wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org>wrote:
> Does it have to be all-or-nothing situation, where we can do something only
> if we have 20-50 people looking at 6-15 PR's a week, and we cant do
> anything if we dont? Cant we start with 2-3 people (3 people so far
> volunteered to do so, and I belive a 'call to arms' via this
> list/announcements/bsdnow.tv/reddit would result in may others willing to
> help) doing as much as they can?

I get the feeling more people would volunteer if it meant clearing the 
backlog of PRs. I have a lot of spare time so I could go through a lot 
of PRs.

> Also, what about some kind of 'junior commiter' role, where solid port
> maintainers get rights to commit to their ports only? If that would be
> doable, we could offload a lot of work from current commiters to work on
> other things.

Suspect this would work, however, the more committers the less the 
quality of work?


Gary J. Hayers
gary at hayers.org

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