[arch-dev-public] Web based signoffs

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 18 16:23:06 EDT 2008

On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 12:58 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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. =)
> We are basing our new website on America Online? Awesome!!! Do we get
> to post on the newsgroups too?

I was always so jealous about the AOL keywords.  I wish my internet
had keywords!

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