[arch-dev-public] Junior Devs
Rashif Ray Rahman
schiv at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 3 14:48:38 EDT 2013
On 3 June 2013 23:23, Ionut Biru <ibiru at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 06/03/2013 05:37 PM, Tom Gundersen wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > This was brought up a few times, so I'd like some clarification.
> > What restrictions (apart from the possibility of getting the boot, and
> > no read-access to arch-dev) do we put on Junior devs? It used to be
> > that they could not push packages, but that is no longer a technical
> > limitation. Should we still enforce it? Is there a restriction with
> > respect to [core]?
> > My preference would be to not have any limitation, but that they
> > should be instructed to bring things up on ML / IRC when doing stuff
> > for the first time to avoid problems.
> > Cheers,
> > Tom
> Junior dev was used only when we have invited users straight from the
> community when we needed help in some areas back in the days and they
> didn't had any idea what's going on.
> Is not the case when TUs are brought in our dev team.
Yeah, precisely that. At least, TUs are expected to know our packaging
infrastructure and practices well enough to not need mentoring, so IMO
there really is little reason for a juniour title in these cases unless we
specifically want to be sure of their competence. And, we don't get access
to things unnecessarily; if you don't package for core there is no need for
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