Re: GNOME 2.7/2.8 Proposed Schedule

On Sat, 2004-04-24 at 21:09 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Markus Bertheau">
> > В Сбт, 24.04.2004, в 05:56, Jeff Waugh пишет:
> > 
> > > Here's a cal(1) rendition of the schedule which you can quote in
> > > replies. :)
> > 
> > There's no "Patch review" and "Bugzilla cleaning" period - A lot of good
> > patches sleep in bugzilla and GNOME loses a lot of potential maintainers
> > that could lift the load of the current maintainers. I think it's a worthy
> > goal for 2.7 to tackle.
> Hi,
> My first thought is that patch review and bugzilla cleaning are open-ended
> tasks worked on between the bugsquad and maintainers throughout the process.
> It sure needs more *attention*, but I'm not sure it needs more *process*,
> which is what the schedule and release team do. ;-)
> So I would kinda back away from enshrining these things in process (*unless*
> the bugsquad wants it!), but we really do need to figure out a good way to
> encourage these things. Perhaps the bugsquad could pay special attention to
> patch bugs on certain bug days?
> [ This is not a final answer, only my opinion, etc. :-) ]

I agree that generally bugzilla cleaning is an ongoing process, and I'm
not sure that enshrining it in the schedule makes sense- especially
since new bugs come in all the time; people should (as Jeff says) always
be doing these things.

Patches are maybe a different problem, though- there are so many, and
not reading them is /so/ detrimental to what we are trying to do, that
maybe a week or two near the beginning of the schedule where bugsquad
devotes some days, and where maintainers get really actively nagged
about them, wouldn't be a bad thing. I worry, though, that saying 'this
is patch review time' means they'll be neglected the rest of the cycle-
maybe making it counterproductive.

At any rate, I'd say this can't be scheduled right now, though- someone
first needs to write an SQL query/report cgi that provides a good query
for maintainers for patches. Hopefully I will find time for that soon
but I'm very busy ATM so I'm hoping someone else will find the time :/
If anyone wants to help with that, the rough details of what is needed
in the query are here:


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