[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Dusty Phillips buchuki at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 15:52:52 EDT 2008

2008/8/18 Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org>:
> 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!

How about we do this: If you mess up you can e-mail me asking me to
delete the signoff entry. If I get enough of these e-mails to piss me
off I will either have the AOL kick the person(s) involved off the dev
team for sloppy archmanship, or I will add unsignoff functionality. =)


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