Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Marcela Mašláňová mmaslano at
Fri Mar 2 12:21:25 UTC 2012

On 03/02/2012 01:13 PM, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> On 03/02/2012 11:47 AM, Marcela Mašláňová wrote:
>> Some developers prefer ignore it until they have time. Why should I
>> write yes, yes, it's broken, I'll look at it next month. That's not
>> helping anyway.
> I disagree it certainly does matter.
> For example let's take these two [1] [2] bugs that are on my components
> list for my feature.
> Bug 1 was filed 2011-11-16 and has absolutely no comments.
> Which leaves me wondering..
> A) is this package being actively maintained?
> B) Is it planned for removal?
> C) Is there something wrong with the submitted unit file?
> D) Are upstream changes necessary for this component to be migrated?
> E) Is it safe to flag the component to be package by proven packages?
> Now let's look at bug 2 was also filed 2011-11-16 and has one comment
> from the maintainer which came 3 days later.
> "Thanks, I'll test and apply it. Hoping to actually fix the deamon too."
> Now I have the answer to A,B,C,D,E.
> For bug 1 I have to initiate non responsive maintainers policy which
> takes 3+ weeks to finish....
> For bug 2 I can just ping him with status if he has not yet packaged the
> submitted unit no later than week before the deadline to ship units comes.
> So as you can see responses do indeed matter.
> 1.
> 2.

Units again :)

Are you trying create some metrics because of units on whole
distribution? It simply won't fit to all groups.


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