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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Plan B

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:21:37 -0600
> Tim is a great team leader and incredibly skilled with programming and
> seeing both the trees and forest.
> But Tim is only one person.
> There are many patches that have been submitted to the bugzilla. Those
> patches have yet to be merged.
> Many of those patches directly affect building packages. Perhaps I'm out
> in left field, but seems to me that all build related bug reports should
> be resolved as fast as possible. Any such report with a patch should be
> merged within a day or two. Granted, often we bypass the bugzilla and
> resolve build related bugs directly in this list, but I'm addressing those
> that do get filed in the bugzilla.
> Is Tim the only person qualified or allowed to merge patches? He has to
> sleep too and should not be the only person merging patches. Many of the
> patches are nominal or trivial. Others should be able merge those types of
> patches. If Tim is not the only person, is anybody who has GIT access
> interested in merging those patches?
> If Tim is the only person then why don't we have alternates to share the
> load for when Tim is busy with other life requirements?
> All of this leads into an important topic. Where do we stand when Tim has
> to devote time and energy to other life requirements? Do we have a Plan B
> to keep the project moving forward? Seems to me that whenever Tim is not
> merging patches the project grinds to a halt. That's a high compliment to
> Tim, but an uncomfortable reflection on the project. :(
> Darrell

Serghei also has commit access.  I have been waiting to merge patches
until I can build test the packages, but with recent changes I am waiting
on an archive rebuild for Ubuntu.