[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Eduardo Romero k3nsai at gmail.com
Sat Aug 16 22:08:40 EDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-08-16 at 13:50 -0400, 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. 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
OK, I have jsut used it, and it works great. I really think it is a
great idea. Two thumbs up for our Django coder.

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