cesare.tirabassi at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 11:54:18 BST 2008
On Saturday 28 June 2008 00:08:20 Stefan Potyra wrote:
> Subquestions are: what do you (members of motu-release) would like to add,
> what did you observer generally in regards to motu-release, what to
One thing that irked me, and I would really do something about for Intrepid,
was the fact that two positive votes are enough to approve any FFe, no matter
if 3 out of 5 members are against it.
I would definitively change this to a majority vote. The problem is that with
the current number of members this would require 3/5 to pass which might not
be attainable in a reasonable amount of time.
Reducing the number of members to 3 (and therefore having 2/3 to pass) doesn't
seem a good idea too.
So, I'd propose a +2 in a (insert a reasonable amount of time here, 2 days
since the date a _valid_ request was filed seems reasonable to me) ? The
obvious drawback is that no FFe can be approved before the 2 days elapse, in
my view a reasonable price to pay.
An alternative would be to have a veto system, in which any member can stop
the regular process by simply objecting (obviously with reasonable arguments)
against the FFe. In this case the FFe will not be approved until the required
majority is obtained.
I'd also discourage the practice of accepting an FFe on the base of a short
IRC chat without apparently any research on the implications and background
of the request.
We have an FFe process so lets make the best use of it (accepting an FFe
because your buddy is asking you to do it on IRC, or because somebody you
trust is telling you that it will be good to have that package, are not, in
my humble view, good reasons to accept an FFe).
Finally, I always found a nonsense that we have a rather strict system until
few days before release and then exactly when we should really tighten the
tap, we relax all requirements (its enough to have one IRC approval without
sometime even filing a request).
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