DMB: Proposal for a different review process

Brad Figg brad.figg at
Tue Aug 2 20:26:39 UTC 2011

On 08/02/2011 01:12 PM, Dan Chen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 16:04, Chase Douglas<chase.douglas at>  wrote:
>> True, but progress sometimes means change. I think this system would
>> work better, and if proven right it could be a model for other boards to
>> adopt. If it's worse, then the DMB can easily switch back. I would also
>> be happy to be a guinea pig for any process changes.
> I echo Chase's opinion in this regard; we should remain flexible in
> adapting our approval processes.
> The only thing I add is that we should be cognizant of building a
> timeout into the process using Launchpad so that applications don't
> "spin indefinitely," e.g., "the stale five-digit Launchpad bug
> report."
> Cheers,
> -Dan

You could use the model the kernel team is using for tracking workflow for
SRU kernels. We have a project set up and a set of custom series that are
used for tracking the workflow. A "bot" runs at regular intervals sending
out nags if necessary or changing the status of a workflow item as previous
dependencies are met.

For an example, take a look at any of the bugs referenced on the report: .

Brad Figg brad.figg at

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