[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sat Aug 16 14:13:22 EDT 2008

On Sat, 16 Aug 2008, Dusty Phillips wrote:

> Esteemed ArchLinux Developers,
> Partially because Aaron asked for it and thinks it is cool and
> partially because all those [signoff] e-mails in my inbox are kind of
> boring to me (as a non-packager), I have implemented a web based
> signoff mechanism into archweb_dev.
> https://dev.archlinux.org/packages/signoffs/
> This is a thoroughly un-tested beta version that will probably break.
> I'm far too lazy/important/busy (depending how you perceive my levels
> of ambition/arrogance/available time...) to do my own testing, so
> please break it and report bugs.
> It works pretty simple. All packages in testing are listed in the
> signoff page. If you test a package and deem it usable you can click
> the "signoff" link to sign off for it. If two or more people sign off
> for a package, the package 'approved' flag is set to true.

The  'approved' flag for a package (both i686 and x86_64 versions) should 
be set to true when the package has received at 
least one signoff per arch.

Apart from that bug, it looks nice and it would be more convenient than 
the ML expecially to keep track of the signoffs.

Its up to
> the maintainer whether or not he wants to move the package to
> core/extra before it is approved, or alternatively if you want to wait
> for more than two people to signoff or whatever. Each person who signs
> off is listed, so you can even judge the quality of the signoff based
> on how much you believe the person really tested it.
> I mean you could have figured that out for your self in less time than
> it took me to write it, but seriously, isn't documentation wonderful?
> Hope you all enjoy.
> Dusty

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