Platform releng committers (and other readers
of this list),
I am sad to say I must say "good bye" as Releng project lead.
Due to an up-coming job change I will no longer be able to give Releng
the attention it needs. I will stay on as a committer for a while, but
realistically do not think I will have time to do much "committing"
but can probably answer questions if I know the answer off the top of my
But, I am very happy to recommend that Sravan Lakkimsetti be elected as
the new (sole) Platform Releng Project Lead.
While it may seem odd to nominate a Lead that has just
officially become a committer yesterday, there is more to the story than
most readers will know about. For one, Sravan has been an SWT committer
for several years, and has had lots of experience "internally"
doing builds, using Hudson, etc. For another, even at the first of the
this year I started working closely with Sravan with the idea of him being
by "backup" for times that I am not available. And then, several
months ago it became obvious I was going on a "permanent vacation."
So since then Sravan and I have been working hard and much more closely
with the idea he would be taking over this role. And I think all would
agree he has recently proven himself worthy.
I believe the process is that now committers can vote +1 (or 0 or -1) for
Sravan, or, if they wanted, to nominate some other committer (though, with
so few committers I doubt there would be anyone willing or able. The voting
takes place here on the platform-releng-dev list (no portal GUI for Project
Lead votes, still) and lasts for one week unless all committers vote before
that week is up -- which I think is fair expectation in this case. Once
the voting is complete we forward to the EMO for final affirmation. I
have pasted below the list of current Releng committers who are eligible
to vote on the new Project Lead.
Please join me in welcoming (and thanking!) Sravan for taking on this extra
P.S. The last day I will receive mail at my IBM email
address is 8/16. After that, I can be reached via email or 'google chat'
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Current committers who can vote on Project Lead:
Markus Keller Sravan Kumar Lakkimsetti Dani Megert David Williams
I am not sure of the exact rules, but
since Alexander Kurtakov is nearly a committer (just "waiting for provisioning",
I believe) it would not hurt, IMHO, if Alex voted too if he would
like to. [I primarily want to be sure there is no question that
"everyone" has voted, if everyone votes before the one-week deadline, and do
no know how it counts if someone becomes a committer in the middle of the week-long waiting period].