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Re: VOLUNTEER: Port dev docs to a wiki

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-10-20 20:29:55 CEST

Daniel Rall wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Oct 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:
> ...
>> The one point on which I hesitate is the lack of review of changes
>> implied by the wiki method.
>> If a wiki was to be used, I think it would need to support the
>> review of changes by a group of appropriately authorized users. To
>> not stray to far away from the wiki concept, I'd OK with unreviewed
>> changes still being displayed, just so long as, long-term, there is
>> a way to ensure at least one committer has confirmed the correctness
>> of changes.
> Like most software, Wikis can usually be made to send email.
> (Moin-Moin has been configured to do this for the ASF.) Review could
> occur through via mails to the commits@ list, along the lines of what
> happens for code reviews.

I dislike this option, because it is very much like our current mailing list
moderation interface, and shares the problem of lacking any way of
indicating 'someone else has already reviewed this change'.

I would prefer there to be some sort of centralized viewable list of
unreviewed changes.

> p.s. I'm not trying to endorse use of a Wiki.

Me neither - I still think patches work, given occasional reminders.


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