What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?
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Sun Jan 26 13:32:27 UTC 2014
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Gary J. Hayers <gary at hayers.org> wrote:
> On 26/01/2014 13:06, Big Lebowski wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM, Matthew Seaman <matthew at freebsd.org
>> Does it have to be all-or-nothing situation, where we can do something
>> 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
> 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?
Is there any evidence to support that argument? Or is it just a fear of
that? At any point if that happens, then this can be revoked, the selection
can be tighter, things can be adjusted, nothing is written in stone. Also,
people were mentioning existing commiters to be sloppy and problematic,
we've months of waiting for PR's to be taken care of, and there are still
ports accepted that dont work at all - is that this work quality we're so
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