[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 19:14:33 EDT 2008

On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Eduardo Romero <k3nsai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-08-17 at 13:39 -0400, Dusty Phillips wrote:
>> 2008/8/17 Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org>:
>> > On Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> 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/
>> >
>> > Nice work!  I think this is a great idea too.
>> >
>> > I only see one potential problem...what if someone accidentaly clicks
>> > signoff on the wrong package?  For instance, I didn't really test the
>> > cracklib, but I couldn't resist the urge to click it!
>> >
>> I can easily add 'unsignoff' functionality, but I'm not sure its
>> necessary; this isn't the general public we're talking about and an
>> e-mail to the maintainer saying "Ignore my signoff on package x" might
>> suffice.
>> But its up to you guys, its probably a matter of 10 minutes to add a
>> view for removing a signoff.
>> Dusty
> Well, that would be a great addition, and also, packages from core are
> the only ones supposed to be put through the signoff proccess. I know
> this one might be a bit harder to implement, maybe not.

If it goes through testing, I don't think anyone is going to object to
others signing off on it- if anything it will reassure them that
everything went OK.

The rule is not "only core packages get signed off on", the rule is
"core packages *must* get signed off on".


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