[development] taking a break

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Jul 2 04:02:28 UTC 2007

On Sunday 01 July 2007, andrew morton wrote:
> On 7/1/07, Chris Kennedy <chrisken at mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
> > 4. Discussing issue queue strategy is rarely productive - like most
> > Drupal issues imo, we don't need more talk, just more effort from the
> > community. Non-committers need to step up to submit better patches and
> > give better reviews, myself included. Case closed.
> I don't think this is going to be an easy discussion to end by simply
> declaring case closed. If the number of people contributing to Drupal
> stayed constant there's be something to this. We could all just focus
> in a do a better job. The problem is that we keep growing and
> successful past practices don't always scale well. There will need to
> be changes, I don't think anyone knows exactly what they are which is
> why we need to have this conversation rather than trying to stifle it.
> andrew

Note that while there are 3 committers now, there are only 2 for most of the 
dev cycle.  Gabor was appointed D6 maintainer late in the cycle.  Perhaps 
naming a 3rd committer for D7 earlier would help, as there'd be another gate 
keeper earlier to keep the RTBC pile from getting too big?  (Thus not scaring 
people into thinking that they have to RTBC quickly in order to even get 
looked at, which makes the committer job even harder, which... you get the 

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