Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy

Aleksandar Kurtakov akurtako at redhat.com
Fri Mar 2 12:33:59 UTC 2012



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aleksandar Kurtakov" <akurtako at redhat.com>
> To: "Development discussions related to Fedora" <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 2:27:04 PM
> Subject: Re: Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" <johannbg at gmail.com>
> > To: devel at lists.fedoraproject.org
> > Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 2:16:28 PM
> > Subject: Re: Automating the NonResponsiveMaintainers policy
> >
> > On 03/02/2012 11:52 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov wrote:
> > > So I would make a contra-proposal.
> > >
> > > If a maintainer doesn't respond to a bug repord with the status
> > > new
> > > in a week - give commit rights to the reporter in pkgdb so he/she
> > > can fix it himself.
> > >
> > > I really think this is way more fare and people that tend to
> > > think
> > > that packagers are just a bunch of lazy guys should step in do
> > > some of this dirty work to get an idea what we speak about.
> >
> > There currently is no place in the project for people that want to
> > fix
> > things without having to maintain packages themselves so I think
> > your
> > counter proposal as good as it is can not come to pass until that
> > has
> > been fixed.
> 
> Well, Fedora ships packages. I might be stupid but would someone
> please explain me how can one deliver fixed/improved packages to
> users without do at least a bit of packaging work. I don't see a way
> this to happen.

I have to do some clarification to my previous post.
If someone wants to get things improved but not touching packages he clearly wants to work on upstream projects in order to get the fixes there. 
And the next time the package is updated to latest version the fixes will be in Fedora. I think that this is the only way to improve Fedora by not touching packages.
P.S. Note that I speak about development work and what I wrote has nothing to do with the work of Documentation/Translation teams which are doing great job.

Alex

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