Removing active maintainers
Alexander Nicolaysen Sørnes
alex at thehandofagony.com
Fri Jun 26 07:19:08 CDT 2009
Fredag 26 juni 2009 03:24:31 skrev Ken Sharp:
> Austin English wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Vitaliy
> > Margolen<wine-devel at kievinfo.com> wrote:
> >> Ken Sharp wrote:
> >>> Because it's bloody obvious or THEY [comments] WOULDN'T BE REMOVED LONG
> >>> BEFORE I STARTED DOING IT.
> >> I've never seen anything on wine-devel / wine-forum / winehq.org front
> >> page / wiki about removing old comments until one day I got 100 or so
> >> notifications of comments removed by you. And message threatening to
> >> remove all maintainers if they don't remove old comments themselves...
> >> I wouldn't call this an official means of communications and discussing
> >> wholesale changes. If you think that old comments must be removed, you
> >> should ask first interested parties on at least wine-devel if there are
> >> any objections/comments/etc. You failed to do so.
> > Everyone, let's calm down please. We're all adults here (or so I
> > hope...).
> > As far as 'official guidelines', there is:
> > http://appdb.winehq.org/help/?sTopic=maintainer_guidelines
> > but it doesn't have any timelines/etc. Perhaps we should focus energy
> > on that instead of arguing on bugzilla.
> The scripts remove idle maintainers after eight days. Vitaliy, along
> with many others, would have been removed long before now if they had
> been working.
> Instead, maintainers get the names of the admin removing them, and then
> "they" complain about that person directly.
> Let me say this, yet again, maintainers would have been removed long
> before now had the scripts been running correctly.
> Alexander added that he will email Jeremy (sorry, I don't know who you
> are) to check why the scripts aren't running.
> I will add this again. Vitaliy, along with others, will have been
> removed automatically long before now.
> The problem here is with the script, but there is a bug open for that.
It's important to note that the script would also have warned maintainers that
there are queued items for the apps they maintain.
We can make it so only the first 25 threads are shown by default, then have a
'show all comments' link. This should make it easier for users, maintainers
and admins alike.
Is 25 a good limit? Please post your suggestions.
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