Michael W Thelen wrote:
> Hi everyone. It's reluctantly and with some sadness I feel I must
> resign the position of Subversion patch manager. I've enjoyed doing the
> job, but unfortunately life has gotten so hectic that I am unable to
> follow the dev@ list as closely as the patch manager should. It's not
> fair to those whose patches remain unattended.
Sorry to hear that, Michael. As a regular lurker on the list, and
infrequent contributor, I've appreciated the fact that you haven't let
stuff get through the cracks.
> For more details about the role of patch manager, see Subversion's
> HACKING file: http://subversion.tigris.org/hacking.html
> If you're interested in taking over this position, I guess the best
> thing to do would be to respond (on-list!) to this message. Hopefully
> the Subversion developers will be able to choose a replacement from
> anyone interested. If you have any questions for me, please email me at
> mthelen at gmail dot com (not the From address of this message!).
> I have a list of every patch that still needs to be reviewed, including
> links to those patches in the mailing list archive. I will continue
> updating that list until a new patch manager is found, so although some
> patches may go a while without a response, no patches should fall
> through the cracks. Thanks, everyone, for being such a great
> development community for an amazing piece of software. I'll still be
> around, reading the list when I can, and maybe even contributing again
> if life settles down.
A couple of questions before I go volunteering:
What is your typical work flow for managing the volume of patches that
comes through the dev list? Do you just let the threads pile up in your
inbox (or dev folder, etc.), or do you use some sort of external list?
Any hints, for me or whoever else takes the position, would be great.
How much time (on median) do you typically spend per week in the Patch
Manager Role? Is it something on the order of a few minutes a day, or
several hours a week?
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Received on Wed Aug 30 00:45:06 2006