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Re: Patch Manager Questions.

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 08:18:43 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

Gavin 'Beau' Baumanis wrote on Mon, 11 May 2009 at 09:20 +1000:
> Hi Everyone,
> Since taking over the PM role I have occasionally sent an email directly to
> Daniel Shahaf (the previous PM) for some assistance with threads that I didn't
> quite know how to handle.
> I have come to realise that there is a lot of information that goes along with
> the role (any role, really) that is experienced-based and thought that I had
> better get these details down for the next PM that comes along.
> Eg. I only just found out that svnmerge has it's own list - and subsequently I
> could / should CC that list into a ping email - or simply direct the OP to
> that list in the first instance.
> Anywho, my question is;
> Where is the appropriate place to keep this information (the fine points what
> to do as PM when "..." happens on the dev list)?

What kinds of information do you want to document?

i.e., I'm sure there are things to document --- I'm just not sure that
"svnmerge has its own list" is one of them.

> My initial thought is to submit a patch to HACKING for the PM role - but I am
> not sure if the "Roles" in HACKING are deliberately "general" in content or
> simply have lacked some attention.
> Finally, if HACKING is not the right placeholder for the "finer points" - then
> is there more appropriate place for this detail?

Depends on the level of detail, HACKING may/may not be appropriate. If
not, the other options would be a new file in notes/ or www/, or to leave
the information where it is now (in the mailing list archives).

> Thanks,
> Gavin.

Received on 2009-05-11 07:20:14 CEST

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