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Re: new Patch Manager needed (request for volunteer)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-05-06 22:41:54 CEST

Michael, you sound like exactly the right kind of person for it. A
"perfectionist who likes to make sure that details are taken care of
and loose ends are wrapped up." Yup, that's pretty much the job
description :-).

Thanks for volunteering!

No, there's no hazing process, except insofar as wading through that
backlog of unhandled patches I posted counts as a hazing (which is a
reasonable use of the term, I suppose). The list is huge, I realize,
so you might want to buy yourself some instant delegation by posting
to the dev@ list, saying you'll be doing patch management, and asking
individuals to either repost patches or (better yet) point you to mail
archiver threads about their unhandled patches. For any given pending
patch, there's probably *someone* out there who's still watching to
see if something happens with it, and that person would have a reason
to respond to your request.

Good luck! Don't hesitate to ask questions here. Patch management is
crucial to the project, we'll do everything we can to make it easier
for you...


Michael W Thelen <thelenm@cs.utah.edu> writes:
> I've been reading the Subversion lists for a few months now, and have
> started getting familiar with the code and documentation. I love using
> Subversion and would like to help out in any way I can. The role of
> Patch Manager sounds like it would fit my current (fairly low) level of
> expertise pretty well, and I am willing to volunteer for the job.
> Besides, I'm the sort of perfectionist who likes to make sure that
> details are taken care of and loose ends are wrapped up. My tedious
> personality is practically begging me to volunteer.
> I understand that I'm a relative newcomer and not particularly
> well-known, but I take my responsibilities seriously and if you decide
> to go with me as the new Patch Manager, I will do my very best.
> Some details about me that may or may not be relevant:
> - I read email religiously, using fetchmail/procmail/mutt.
> - I work full-time, with flexible hours. Most of my free time is on
> evenings and weekends, but I read email all day long.
> - My programming background is mostly in C++ and Perl, though I am
> comfortable with C and am picking up Ruby. I notice that a lot of
> Subversion developers seem to be Python folks, but I don't hold that
> against anyone. :-) I've actually been meaning to learn Python
> anyway, and what better reason than to make a contribution?
> - My personal homepage is http://mike.pietdepsi.com/. It's nothing
> particularly stimulating, but has a few more details about me.
> Feel free to grill me, or submit me to whatever hazing you deem
> necessary. :-)
> -- Mike

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