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Re: new Patch Manager needed (request for volunteer)

From: Michael W Thelen <thelenm_at_cs.utah.edu>
Date: 2004-05-07 06:09:48 CEST

* kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> [2004-05-06 15:56]:
> Thanks for volunteering!

Thank you for trusting me with the responsibility. I'm actually glad
that something like this was available, since I don't yet feel
comfortable contributing much code to Subversion, but I am quite eager
to do -something- to help out.

> 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.

Yep, I actually already went through and found all the original patch
messages in the archives (what can I say, I had nothing better to do on
a Monday night). I will also post a message asking for those with
unhandled patches to let me know about them.

> 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...

Thanks for the help, and I certainly expect to be asking some questions.
So here's my first question: when a thread has fizzled out without a
clear resolution, do you think it is a good idea to add a final response
to the thread saying that I am adding the issue to the issue tracker? I
think that would probably help for anyone searching the archives, and to
let the original poster know that something is happening. But I also
don't want to clutter the list with such messages, if you think that
would be overkill.

Thanks also, Max, for the pointers to those four threads. I'll take
those off the list.

-- Mike

Michael W. Thelen
True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
                -- Edna Buchanan

Received on Fri May 7 06:10:54 2004

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