Re: Maintainer abuse

From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Mon Dec 15 2014 - 06:15:53 EST

On Sat, 13 Dec 2014, One Thousand Gnomes wrote:
> Is it the year for a Google summer of code project or similar to turn
> patchwork into a proper patch management tool (one that collects the
> patches, provides a good maintainer interface, tells people automatically
> that their patches are queued, deletes repeats, gives them status urls
> they can give to managers or check, and also has the right bits
> maintainer side to actually do stuff like send out "your patch set no
> longer merges, please update" emails, and tell the maintainer if it
> merges, the coding style important bits, etc and with buttons for "merge
> me"

If that works with command line tools which nicely integrate into
e-mail, that might be something useful. If it involves browser clicky
interfaces, then at least for me not so much.

> It could then be integrated into git (if only so we can have a "git lost"
> command to block annoying sources)
> 2. Is X86 moving at a rate which needs some additional maintainers to
> "maintain" the pending queue during merge windows and the like, and get
> stuff into order for the maintainers proper ?

It usually works quite well. Just getting large patchsets sent in the
merge window or just right before it is a pain.


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