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[bug#38846] [PATCH 0/4] Move 'HACKING' to the manual, and a proposal for

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: [bug#38846] [PATCH 0/4] Move 'HACKING' to the manual, and a proposal for commit access
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:13:03 +0100
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Just a heads-up for fellow maintainers (Tobias, Marius, Maxim): could
you send a “+1” or whatever you deem appropriate :-) to this discussion?
I’d like to make sure we’re on the same page.


Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> skribis:

> Hello Guix!
> Happy new year, merry 12 nivôse, or whatever celebration is
> appropriate for you!  :-)
> These patches do three things:
>   1. Move text from ‘HACKING’ to ‘doc/contributing.texi’.
>   2. Encourage patch review for committers.
>   3. Add a tentative policy for granting commit access (the last
>      patch of this series).
> I expect #1 and #2 to be uncontroversial, but I’d like feedback on #3!
> So far, we’ve been giving commit access in a very ad-hoc fashion.
> Often it was Ricardo or myself who ended up taking care of that,
> even though other people have admin rights on Savannah to add/remove
> members.
> We briefly discussed it among maintainers after the maintainer
> collective expanded, and it seems to me that perhaps now is a good time
> to formalize things a bit—to clarify what contributors may expect and
> to increase transparency.  Hence this proposal of a simple co-optation
> policy.
> As you know, Chris Baines has been working towards automated testing
> of submitted patches.  One of the goals is to allow part of the
> QA to be automated, such that, eventually, approved merges could be
> automated.  In that spirit, we would have an incentive to not add more
> committers (probably also a good thing security-wise).  That’s why I
> added a note on this topic.
> What do people think?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.
> Ludovic Courtès (4):
>   doc: Add "Tracking Bugs and Patches" section.
>   doc: Move "Commit Access" section from 'HACKING' to the manual.
>   doc: Encourage patch review.
>   DRAFT doc: Add a cooption policy for commit access.
>  HACKING               |  58 +-------------
>  doc/contributing.texi | 171 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
>  doc/guix.texi         |   2 +-
>  3 files changed, 168 insertions(+), 63 deletions(-)

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