[Mageia-dev] maintainer groups

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 25 20:09:52 CEST 2010

On 25 October 2010 19:44, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> 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

Well, if a maintainer changes to status to ASSIGNED, we can assume
he's working on it.

QA team, lately, had a sort of a rule, when one of them was working on
a bug he'd post to the report to say so so as not to duplicate work;
the same was with sec team. That's a good way IMHO.

Ahmad Samir

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