[Mageia-dev] maintainer groups

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Mon Oct 25 22:35:38 CEST 2010

Ahmad Samir a écrit :
> 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.

Good idea.  This approach is also used by transators in various projects.
It also might be a good to have a designated principle maintainer, in 
the maintainer group for a package.

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