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Re: PATCH: 48-hour countdown to 20:00 MDT 20110826

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: PATCH: 48-hour countdown to 20:00 MDT 20110826
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 01:48:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 07:56:10PM -0600, Colin Campbell wrote:
>    Of the 14 patches for review, 6 are less than 48 hours old and too young
>    to be on this list,

What?  There's no point waiting.  If something is marked
patch-review, then (space permitting) it should go on the next

Obviously is something is still languishing in patch-new, then
don't put it on the countdown... and if there's any patch-review
with known objections, it shouldn't go on the countdown (and
should instead be marked patch-needs_work).

I'm aware of approximately 15 patches which haven't gotten into
the system as patch-new, so I don't think there's cause for
celebration yet.  I haven't made a bigger fuss about those because
there's plenty of stuff already in patch-review, but once those
are under control, we should either recruit a new volunteer to
find those lost patches, or I'll do it myself.

Let's not let up the pressure yet.
(I also don't like having 21 patches languishing as
patch-needs_work; I think that once the backlog is gone and we can
force reviews within 48 hours, developers will have more
motivation to make the required changes and get another set of

- Graham

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