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Re: [cdt-dev] Task Tags on Project Properties Page/Time for Voting?

Two points,

1) Sean, please send messages to this list as plain text.  The digest gets 
messed up when you don't.

2) Good point on the TODO tags.  This is another feature that went in 
without proper review.  Also, whatever you are doing Sean with natures 
needs to be reviewed (every C/C++ project should have the cnature, if you 
need new natures, do that instead).

I'm starting to think that it is time to start voting on patches.  New 
features are getting in through the patch list without review.  With so 
many contributors putting work in, and I appreciate everyone's efforts in 
this, but I think the committers need to start clamping down on what they 
are committing.  In the end, the CDT needs to be of the highest quality 
since we are including it in commercial products and to do that we need to 
show constraint.

I would suggest that each patch needs the agreement of at least two 
committers (preferably from different companies) with no descenters. 
Essentially every committer has a veto.  The PMC should have the right to 
overrule any vetoes to make sure we don't get stuck in an impasse.  I'm 
not sure if this is the eclipse way, but it'll ease us into a bit of 
formality here.


Doug Schaefer, Senior Software Developer
IBM Rational Software, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sean Evoy/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA 
Sent by: cdt-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx
07/07/2003 05:09 PM
Please respond to


[cdt-dev] Task Tags on Project Properties Page

Now that I am thinking about property pages, what was the motivation for 
allowing the user to set task tags for a specific project? Obviously, this 
is a workspace preference, and there is UI support to add, remove and edit 
tags in the preference page. So, what work-flow are we supporting by 
allowing the user to override this at the project level? Do we really 
think that a lot of users are going to change only the priority of a tag 
frequently enough to justify another property page? Or are they going to 
create an overridden TODO tag just for one project? The reason I ask is 
that currently the tag property page is associated with the cnature. If a 
project does not have the cnature, this page will not show up. 

Sean Evoy
Rational Software - IBM Software Group
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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