[development] What about reviewing patches?

Ryan Cross drupal at ryancross.com
Thu Aug 14 13:11:02 UTC 2008

> Won't help.  We have a large funnel and the end of the funnel is a
> committer.  There is no way for the committer to catch up with all commits.
>  We need more committers to resolve that issue.

Hard to argue with that. However - is there anyway we can make the
committers job easier? and related, is there a way we can get work
that in "the funnel" to keep moving farther to the end so that people
don't get discouraged being stuck on the sidelines.

> It'd be interesting and bazaar to see another repository of Drupal core
> where all CVS account holders could commit patches after review.  I wonder
> just how broken its HEAD would be.

I agree that a free-for-all could be pretty messy (especially without
a reasonable transition) but I would point out that there are lots of
projects that operate with more than 2-3 committers. I believe I've
seen references to projects like svn having ~150 "core" committers or
apache having 100+ committers.

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