amending the new package process

Andrew Haley aph at
Fri Feb 13 11:55:02 UTC 2015

On 01/24/2015 07:14 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> This is not entirely true. GCC and related projects apply a pretty
>> complex peer review process, with defined roles and privileges. (Cf. the
>> file MAINTAINERS in GCC's sourcetree for details).
>> Somewhat over-simplified the process condenses into "All proposed
>> changes must be peer-reviewed by somebody who is formally in charge of a
>> component" to be changed. Exceptions apply for "obvious changes".
> It has been a while since I have last been following the GCC mailing lists 
> (so this may or may not have changed since then), but at least back then, a 
> maintainer for a given part of GCC was allowed to commit to that part of GCC 
> without having it reviewed by a second person, and a global maintainer was 
> allowed to commit to ANY part of GCC without having it reviewed by a second 
> person. If you were allowed to approve other people's commits, you were also 
> allowed to approve your own. There were also people only allowed to "write 
> after approval", but that was only the default/least-trusted level of commit 
> access granted, and "write after approval" developers were also not allowed 
> to review other people's submissions (unlike our system where any packager 
> can review other packager's submissions, but never their own). Has this 
> changed since?

No.  It is as you describe.


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