[Mageia-dev] maintainer groups

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
Mon Oct 25 19:44:19 CEST 2010

Le lundi 25 octobre 2010 à 19:29 +0200, Luca Berra a écrit :
> this is a suggestion i already made with mandriva but it landed nowhere,
> let's try again.
> At the moment we have 1to1 relationship in all tools between maintainer
> and package. But for some packages we have more than one people willing
> to work on that package. Besides, for some critical package it may be
> useful having more than one person responsible for it.
> Also someone might be interested in helping on package foo, but feels
> too much inexperienced to take full reponsability for it. Peer review is
> important.
> The idea is not associating a package with a single maintainer, but
> associate each package to a maintainer-group, say
> NAME at packages.mageia.org, and let maintainers subscribe to package
> maintenance.
> this would result that in case a ticket is opened in bugzilla vs
> package, all interested parties would be notified, and start working on
> a solution. (this might require a bit of coordination, but maybe just
> assigning the bug to a real person is enough to note someone is taking
> care of the problem)

+1 to the idea. 
I just wonder how it articulate on bugzilla side ( ie, we should try to
avoid having a patch on bugzilla side, as this is usually causing
trouble ). 
Ie, if I want to take care of a bug report, I would likely assign it to
me, no ?

Wouldn't it better to use cc for that ?
Michael Scherer

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