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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] why is Tom so slow these days?

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] why is Tom so slow these days?
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 23:03:44 -0500

On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 19:05, Tom Lord wrote:

> On the other hand, tla is currently in a pretty stable and useful
> state.  I don't think that I'm really abusing my discretion or
> creating a crisis by being a _little_bit_ slow at this particular
> juncture.

I mostly agree, but I'd really like to get 1.1 finally done so it can be
more widely used.  Once 1.1 is out people won't have to worry about the
command-line syntax changing constantly, etc.  At least presumably.

> What's going on is that I'm doing the groundwork for a new project,
> leading up to its initial release.  

Ok, but it'd better be good ;)

> Once that's done (and perhaps
> before if I hit some blockage in the new project) I do indeed intend
> to catch up on arch like catching up was going out of style.


> I consider arch to be fairly successful by some metrics. 

I'd say it's fairly successful by most any metric; but it could be a lot
*more* successful than it is now :)

> I wonder two things:
>       ~ whether there are qualified people (more precisely, people
>           known to me to be qualified) interested in taking on that 
>           role, perhaps even making interim releases between my
>           periods of catching up

I would be willing to help out somewhat here.  What would you think
about using tla-pqm?  Then you could give selected people commit
privileges.  And then other people could send changesets to those

While we're starting out, I think it would make sense to ask those with
commit privileges to only commit in "their area", and perhaps just
obvious bugfixes.  For example, my area would mainly be the testsuite.
I would commit my changes to that, and also simple bugfixes like
patch-46 in my archive.  I definitely wouldn't commit stuff my tagging
changes work without your approval.

So in other words - let some of us take off the burden of the daily
bugfixes and things, and see how that goes.  I'd be happy to help set up
tla-pqm on your server, or I could possibly lend the services of for this purpose.

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