Re: mc and me

On Wed, 2015-11-04 at 22:09 +0100, Egmont Koblinger wrote:

getting to know the development process, policies (e.g. which changes
require approval, when to git branch, etc.), and 

Well, basically it's all about having a ticket & a topic branch per
feature / non-documentation bugfix, where ticket number and summary are
in the commit message along with a short description and a sign-off, and
doing a --no-ff merge when it's finished (i.e. rebase first to keep the
history nice and clean), see git log. Changes to the documentation,
maintainer scripts, translations, etc. can go directly into master.

There is more legalese on the trac at various stages of bitrot, but
that's basically all that matters to me, I think. Does this sound
reasonable to you?

requesting to get faster responses to my patches that require review –
or to be able to submit them if I don't get response in a certain
amount of time.

Here comes the tricky part; the first rule was that the branch gets
merged as soon as it gets 3 votes from the maintainers other than the
main author, then it was quickly changed to 2 votes, and then eventually
degraded into 1 vote, and then... then you know what happened.

How about doing it the other way around from now on? You put the branch
on review, and if there is no vote coming, and no one vehemently objects
on technically substantiated grounds, it can go into master after 4
weeks, or I can rubber-stamp it if you want to keep the formalities :-) 

Does this sound reasonable?

keep doing what I did so far and do even more, but without

The obligations anyone here has are at best the "moral" ones. There is
no signing of contracts involved in getting commit access. Only I'd
expect you not wiping the repository after a tequila party, feeling
responsible for fixing stuff you happened to break, being careful with
the private keys if you need/want access to more infra, etc. and in
general keep the pills handy. I don't think this would be a problem,
would it?

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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