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Re: Call for a new patch manager

From: Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-09-08 16:27:15 CEST

Michael W Thelen wrote:
> Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
>> 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.
> I apologize for being late with a response... the way I've been handling
> the patches is to read the mailing list in Mozilla Thunderbird, saving
> any message that contain a patch and marking the message as important.
> I then use a Ruby script that reads the saved message, fetches a mailing
> list archive URL, parses the message to get author, subject, etc. and
> inserts a row into a MySQL database. I check the database to see
> patches that have been sitting for a while, and I update the database if
> a patch's status ever changes (e.g. it is applied or rejected). When a
> patch has been sitting for long enough with no response, then I'll ping
> the mailing list and add it to the issue tracker if there's still no
> response.
Michael, can you give me the current mysqldump of patches?
Are you not using mlpatch.py?

With regards
Kamesh Jayachandran

>> 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?
> Probably closer to a few minutes a day... when I was reading the mailing
> list regularly, it was very easy to push patches through the process
> described above. Once I started getting distracted by other things, it
> turned into about an hour of work every three weeks or so, whenever I
> caught up on reading the list. Speaking of which, I will catch up again
> on any patches that have been posted in the past week, and will make the
> Ruby script and a database dump available online. I'll post again when
> it's ready.
> By the way, I have no problem with either you or Kamesh taking over the
> position, but I think it's probably not my decision to make. Any other
> developers, what do you think?

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