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Re: commitfest management webapp

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: commitfest management webapp
Date: 2009-05-27 01:39:25
Message-ID: 23885.1243388365@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Back in January, there was some discussion of creation a web
> application to make it easier to manage CommitFests.
> This was further discussed at PGCon, and I now have a working version
> for folks to play with.

Cool.  Just reading your description, I have one thought:

> 3. The integration with the community login system is currently rather
> poor.  The problem is that we can't count on patch submitters to have
> a community login, and even if they do we can't count on the person
> adding the patch to the system to know what it is.  We could of course
> require patch submitters to have a community login and to add their
> patches themselves, but I'm not really that keen on raising the bar
> for submitting a patch even to that modest extent.

Agreed on that, though we have recently been asking people to do that
and most seem to have played along.

> I'm open to
> suggestions on how to improve this situation, though, because it's
> definitely not ideal, and precludes things that reasonable people
> might want to do, like "contact the guy who submitted this patch",
> "contact the authors of all patches waiting for review", and similar.

I don't understand why that bit would be based on community login at
all.  Wouldn't contacting someone mainly need an email address?

			regards, tom lane

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