[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 15:58:09 EDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Dusty Phillips <buchuki at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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