Summary of the supervision of Marco Rodrigues

Marco Rodrigues gothicx at
Wed Jan 16 21:10:44 GMT 2008

Daniel Holbach wrote:
> Summary of the supervision period
> at
>       * Marco Rodrigues has put a lot of work into improving Ubuntu.
>         After ~3 weeks
>         lists around 100 items. 
>       * Most of these items are sync requests, undoubtedly in an attempt
>         to bring in good fixes from Debian and to reduce the delta.
>         Unfortunately in a lot of cases the rationale behind this wasn't
>         directly clear. Some only fixed very minor issues, where the
>         amount of work involved to get the sync done was bigger than the
>         benefit. 
>       * A lot of back and forth between reviewers (and archive admins)
>         and Marco was necessary. Checks about rdepends had to be asked
>         for a couple of times. 
>       * Checking the hardy/gutsy -changes mailing lists Marco has done
>         106 uploads (including syncs) up until today. Bearing that in
>         mind much of asking back should be unnecessary and interaction
>         much more seamless. 
>       * Marco has a tendency to be impatient and to try to get the best
>         out of drive-by uploads and -syncs. He pings people on IRC
>         instead of waiting for his turn. Some bug reports lack
>         follow-up (forwarding to Debian outstanding, some slipped
>         through the cracks) - this could be done better, especially by a
>         less hectic work style. 
>       * Marco Rodrigues' wish to improve Ubuntu and be helpful is
>         genuine but he still does not ask for help and advice enough. He
>         seems to prefer to try things out. We'd like to see more modesty
>         in his work style.
> Recommendation: 
>       * Marco does a lot of work and helps cleaning up and improving
>         Ubuntu. After investigation and several rounds of feedback most
>         of his work is OK. 
>       * At the same time his over-eager activities and lack of
>         improvement regarding a quieter and more patient work style are
>         worrying and require strict supervision.
> Thanks to everybody who contributed to
> and made it as clear as
> it is today.
> Have a nice day,
>   Cesare, Daniel


First of all, a Big Thanks to Daniel Holbach and Cesare Tirabassi about their 
great work with me. I would like also to thank people who added comments to my 
report, that will help me to think more about my impatience (It's really a bug i 
need to patch myself). You too ScottK, Hobbsee and \sh.

I think I've tried to do my best for Hardy, even with my mistakes and It's time 
to do a time-break and re-think about all of these things.
I don't know if I'll come back one day (maybe it's the best for Ubuntu), for now 
I'll just try to be more cooperative in Ubuntu BugSquad and Portuguese 
(Portugal) translation again.

Hobbsee: I WON'T TOUCH AGAIN MOTU BUGS! :-) I'll remember you when I click on 
the mouse and try to do it.

Thanks for all these 3 weeks of hard-working and patience. For the others.. Keep 
going the good hardy work to improve next Ubuntu LTS.

Have a nice day,

Marco Rodrigues

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