Yes, I understand that I am the minority
Although the Wikipedia definition (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committers)
is just what Jeff was describing, I see no reason why Eclipse can’t extend
this definition and embrace the ones who contribute and “commit” to
its bug tracking “repository”. To eliminate the “use at your
own risk” common notion in open source projects (in general), we should give
the QA the power to do its work.
David, thank you for your support, I’ll
be happy to assist you with the proposal.
Behalf Of Jeff McAffer
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009
To: Tools PMC mailing list
Subject: Re: [tools-pmc] PMC
approval needed for committer vote for Kalin
For me this is easy. Committers are people who
need write access to the repos etc. I am all in favor of having help managing
bugs and keeping that flowing. If there is an issue with how we can
enable that, that is the issue to address.
David M Williams wrote:
Did we let this drop? Or, just
rest a while? I'll take it upon myself to talk to Denis and come back with a
Well, these guys are very active testers who help a lot for
the QA side of PDT 2.0 / PDT 2.1.
I asked Denis Roy specifically if there is a chance to give
them permissions to Bugzilla (as testers) and he said no, you should nominate
them as committers and give them permissions to Bugzilla only.
missed this on first reading. Sounds like Denis was just suggesting the steps
to follow to get "bugzilla committer rights" but without being a
committer in the normal sense of the word. When the repository information was
requested it'd be left blank or "bugzilla only" written in. And, in
IP Logs, these "bugzilla committers" should not show up, since while
they may have added to the quality of the project, they wouldn't have
contributed Intellectual Property. In other words, sounds like we would have
two camps of committers, with slightly different rules and implications ... and
it'd sure make the infrastructure easier if the process was about the same.
I can imagine several outcomes ... some short term, some long term.
Please direct me what to do ...
the short term, keep a flexible, open mind :)
know on some projects I've worked on, people that wanted to verify or move bugs
or assign priorities, etc., (which only committers can do) would simply write
the information in bug entry, and route it to a committer to mark or correct in
the database fields.
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