(re)introducing - fedora-review - tool to help with package reviews

Brendan Jones brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 20:57:10 UTC 2011

On 11/21/2011 02:14 PM, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
> Hello fellow devs,
> I am sure quite a few of you have done some reviews and thought "Hey,
> a,b,c and d could be automated. For E I could use some more
> information that can be automatically gathered". Some of you even
> wrote your own tools to do some of these things.

Hi Stan,

great idea. Will try to use this prior to any forthcoming reviews.

I find the most time consuming task in the review process is the license 
check. I use a combination of find/head/grep commands to try and 
determine if some of the source files have differing licenses to the 
stated one in the spec. None of my methods guarantee 100% license 
detection, given the sheer number of licenses out there, although if we 
could consolidate all of the methods reviewers use for this we would 
have a nifty tool indeed.

Not sure if this is something which should be part of this package or 
another entirely?



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