understand that I am the minority
the Wikipedia definition (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committers)
is just what Jeff was describing, I see no reason why Eclipse can’t
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
the QA the power to do its work.
thank you for your support, I’ll
be happy to assist you with the proposal.
For me this is easy.
Committers are people who
need write access to the repos etc. I am all in favor of having help
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:
we let this drop? Or, just
rest a while? I'll take it upon myself to talk to Denis and come back
these guys are very active testers who help a lot for
the QA side of PDT 2.0 / PDT 2.1.
Denis Roy specifically if there is a chance to give
them permissions to Bugzilla (as testers) and he said no, you should
them as committers and give them permissions to Bugzilla only.
missed this on first reading. Sounds like Denis was just suggesting the
to follow to get "bugzilla committer rights" but without being a
committer in the normal sense of the word. When the repository
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
two camps of committers, with slightly different rules and implications
it'd sure make the infrastructure easier if the process was about the
I can imagine several outcomes ... some short term, some long term.
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
or assign priorities, etc., (which only committers can do) would simply
the information in bug entry, and route it to a committer to mark or
the database fields.
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