Self committing... allowed or not?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Wed Aug 5 10:51:59 UTC 2015
Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 04/08/2015 17:28, Loganaden Velvindron wrote:
> > I would like to know how hard would it be for our FreeBSD experts to
> > hack SVN to allow port maintainers commit to individual ports to speed
> > up the process :p ?
> Technically that's probably not too difficult. Debian has a system like
> that, using PGP signatures for authentication, which we could probably
> steal^Wcopy without too much trouble.
> The real kicker though is about maintaining code quality. This is
> pretty much why committers exist: they are people who have shown
> competence in dealing with src / ports / docs whatever and have
> demonstrated they can maintain standards. One of a committers primary
> functions is to either fix or get the submitter to fix problems with
> submissions before committing.
> Now, it's almost certainly true that many port maintainers who aren't
> already committers would be perfectly competent at updating their own
> ports. Chances are though if such a maintainer has been sufficiently
> active and has submitted enough to establish their competence then
> they'd be a definite prospect as a full-blown committer anyhow. ie. if
> you're good enough to commit changes to your own ports, then you're
> pretty much good enough to commit changes to any port, so you might as
> well have a ports commit bit.
Number of commiters ? I vaguely recall about 300 or 400 ?
Contains one friend who said he'd resigned his commit bit.
So maybe list out of date.
A quick skim shows no number
Number of Ports Maintainers: 1567
find . -type f -name Makefile | xargs grep MAINTAINER > /tmp/ports_named
find . -type f -name Makefile | xargs grep -h MAINTAINER > /tmp/ports_unnamed
wc -l po*
sort ports_unnamed| uniq | grep @ ... a spot of vi trimming of spaces tabs
& ?= & = to reduce variance & allow uniq to strip more ...
A few of those addresses will be @freebsd list names, & some people at freebsd
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