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A gentle reminder about procedure

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:29:29 +0200

Quoting from IRC (timezone GMT+2):

> zhakov: stefan2: why you didn't wait for my reply regarding svnfsfs
> tool and commited stuff to trunk? Please revert it now! [5:57pm] Bert
> left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 240 seconds) [5:58pm] zhakov:
> stefan2: I mean r1620909. [5:59pm] stefan2: What is your concrete
> technical objection to r1620909? [5:59pm] zhakov: First of all:
> discussion about this approach is still going on dev@ list. [5:59pm]
> zhakov: You suggested it and then didn't wait for my reply [6:00pm]
> zhakov: I'm waiting for revision to be reverted now [6:00pm] stefan2:
> That does not prevent (maybe temporary) solutions to be committed.
> [6:00pm] zhakov: no, no and no [6:01pm] zhakov: You're almost DDoS
> reviewers with your commits [6:02pm] stefan2: You request changes. You
> get changes.

Ivan, you're totally in the wrong in this case. Commit then review,

The decision to move svnfsfs to the main install was made at the
hackathon in Sheffield by a consensus of 8 developers and communicated
to dev@. You raised the issue about private functions, which Stefan
solved satisfactorily (in the explicit opinion of one other developer).
Therefore, he went ahead and made the (completely reasonable) change.

You have exactly zero grounds to demand from other devs that they wait
for your approval before committing anything. You are completely wrong
in accusing Stefan that he ignores other developers' opinions; he did
not even ignore your opinion. What he did was not wait for *your*
approval of his solution, and that's entirely reasonable since he did
get positive feedback from others.

And worst of all, you had the gall to complain to me, privately, about
this; despite the fact that I told you plainly that discussions belong
on the dev@ list, and despite the fact that I also told you plainly that
I'm not going to put any *private* pressure on anyone regarding their
code. If you think that I, as Stefan's nominal boss, would even consider
doing something like that, you'd better inform yourself a bit more on
how we operate at the ASF, and specifically on this project.

If you have technical objections, by all means, raise them. If you find
bugs, absolutely do report (or fix) them. But do not for a minute assume
that you have any more say on this project than anyone else.

-- Brane

Branko Čibej | Director of Subversion
WANdisco | Realising the impossibilities of Big Data
e. brane_at_wandisco.com
Received on 2014-08-28 11:30:02 CEST

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