[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 18 15:36:11 EDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Well then, you'd better buy the hardware dammit!  You took
responsibility when you clicked that button!  You should be more
careful where you click you dirty button pusher!

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