REVU by Contributors

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Nov 8 19:55:21 GMT 2007

On Thursday 08 November 2007 13:57, Pär Andersson wrote:
> On Thursday 08 November 2007 17.59.35 Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > It is difficult to distinguish between experienced and unexperienced
> > packagers if you don't know them pretty well. That's why commenting on
> > the packages is restricted to Ubuntu Developers. However, we have
> > already granted reviewing access to selected non-MOTUs in the past
> > already on an individual basis.
> Why do you even need to make that distinction between experienced and
> unexperienced? Simply let everybody make comments. Of course actually
> advocating a package needs to be restricted to MOTU, and comments by
> non-MOTU should probably also be marked as such.
> Everybody can make comments on bug reports, make changes in the Wiki, post
> to most mailing lists, talk on IRC etc. Why do posting comments on REVU
> need to be more closed and restricted than the rest of Ubuntus development?
> I am not a MOTU but have on a few occasions had comments regarding packages
> on REVU that I havn't been able to post there. That was rather frustrating
> as it probably resulted in others duplicating work I had already done.

What you ask is not unreasonable IMO.  What we need is someone to write the 
code for REVU to behave this way.  The real issue is needing to distinguish 
between those allowed to comment on all packages and those who have rights to 
advocate.  The current design doesn't do that.

Scott K

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