[arch-dev-public] Signoffs on simple version bumps (was: [signoff] man-pages 3.08-1)

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 14:26:17 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:58 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
>>>> too slow. now please signoff 3.08-1
>>> New proposal here. For packages that meet the following criteria (this
>>> was on-the-fly, I really don't think it needs to be set in stone):
>>> 1. Frequent releases (anything 2 weeks or quicker)
>>> 2. Little to no system impact if broken (initscripts would not fit the
>>> bill, for instance, but man-pages are not critical)
>>> 3. Can be easily verified by the maintainer to be working
>>> Can we skip the signoff procedure? The maintainer is of course free to
>>> still ask for it, but it would keep our pipeline from getting
>>> logjammed by stuff that really isn't in need of serious testing.
>>> Maybe just have list of packages in core we agree can be moved without
>>> signoffs, such as man-pages, tzdata, etc.
>> Yeah, I thought about this in the beginning, but it's easier to make a
>> blanket rule than to start adding exceptions.
>> I'm interested in hearing opinions on this.
> Dusty: Do you think it would be possible to add a DB table for
> packages excluded from signoffs? If we can do this, and integrate it
> with the web interface for signoffs, I can manage the actual contents
> of the table myself (or, well, anyone with django admin access can).

Wouldn't this be overkill? Sometimes a package would want signoffs,
other times you may not. And the signoff links don't show up for
packages not in testing anyway. And what happens when packages in
extra get thrown into testing? I guess it looks like a can of worms
not worth opening to me.


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