[arch-dev-public] signoffs are dead

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 5 18:33:52 UTC 2016

On 2016-07-04 22:07, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
> On ven., 2016-07-01 at 17:43 -1000, Gaetan Bisson wrote:
>> [2016-07-01 21:24:47 +0200] Florian Pritz via arch-dev-public:
>>> Am 2016-06-30 09:41, schrieb Johannes Löthberg via arch-dev-public:
>>>> That has actually come up on IRC a lot of times over the last couple
>>>> years, users asking how to sign-off packages / if they can help
>>>> signing-off.
>>> I've already got 4 people willing to help, but nobody here voiced an
>>> opinion
>>> on this matter yet. Do we want such tester from a dev/TU perspective?
>> That sounds like the best idea so far. It also gives users running
>> [testing] some kind of a purpose besides the fun of the occasional
>> breakage.
> I think we should not promote person as developer because their main work is to
> test packages. This seems more "support staff" position.
> If we want to keep the explicit feedback, we could also open signoffs to our
> community. The feedbacks will be more representative as only few selected
> people will test their own needs.
> Cheers,

No one said anything about promoting such users to developers. That
would be new role just with signoffs permissions.


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