The only way to become a committer again
at this point is through a committer election. To start the process, and
SWT committer will need to nominate you again. I see you've started a conversation
about contributing on platform-swt-dev mailing list - that would be a good
place to bring up the subject with the SWT devs about commit rights (or
maybe an SWT committer listing to this list will nominate you...)
Praveen Innamuri <pinnamur@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: eclipse-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
02/24/2011 02:33 AM
Please respond to
"General development mailing list of the Eclipse project."
I have been inactive committer
to SWT project for certain period (approx 6 months). Now, I would like
to make commits to SWT regularly, so I need commit access to the repository.
Can anyone help me in gaining the commit rights ?
My User Id : pinnamur.
Please let me know if any
other info is required.
From: John Arthorne [mailto:John_Arthorne@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 3:32 AM
To: eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx; cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Eclipse project committer changes
Eclipse Project Committers: PLEASE READ! Your commit rights may be affected
if you do not act on this message.
For historical reasons, the Eclipse project has a complex set of Unix permission
groups controlling access to its source code. Many of these groups do not
correspond to active component areas, making committer elections and access
management unnecessarily complex for both Eclipse project committers and
Foundation staff. We are seeking to rectify this situation by creating
a normalized Unix group structure that maps directly to each of our projects
and sub-projects. At the same time, we are taking the opportunity to clear
out committers who have been inactive for extended periods. Essentially,
we are only planning to add active committers into the newly created Unix
groups that will control write access to our source repository.
If you are currently a committer on the Eclipse project (Platform,JDT,PDE,e4),
please review the listing at  of proposed associations between committer
IDs and groups. The mapping from Unix groups to projects in our repository
can be found at . No committer who is active or interested in remaining
active should lose commit access to any source code they currently have
write access to. If you believe this has occurred, please reply to this
note on the eclipse-dev mailing list so it can be corrected. Note that
some committers may gain write access to source code they previously didn't
have access to as part of this change. Those committers are expected to
maintain their usual discretion and avoid modifying code without first
discussing with active committers in that area.
Apologies if you receive this note multiple times. Changing or removing
commit rights is a process we do not take likely, and we are using every
possible channel to make sure committers are made aware of the change.
Component leads are encouraged to forward this note to their component
mailing lists to ensure all committers are reached.