[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Dusty Phillips buchuki at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 14:50:03 EDT 2008

2008/8/18 Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org>:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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!
> Maybe if you accidently signoff on a package you should be responsible
> for actually testing the package then, thus getting rid of the
> necessity to unsignoff.

Sometimes that's not possible, for example if its a kernel module for
a wireless card you don't have or if you signed off for x86_64 when
all your machines are i686.

I could have implemented the feature in less time than its taken to
discuss it, guys. Its not a big deal to send an e-mail if you screw

Besides, arch devs don't make mistakes. Or if you do, just blame Allan!


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