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Re: September CommitFest Closed

From: "Matthew T(dot) O'Connor" <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: September CommitFest Closed
Date: 2008-10-01 23:18:22
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> For the September commitfest, 29 patches were applied (one to pgFoundry) 
>  and 18 patches were sent back for more work.
> More importantly, six *new* reviewers completed reviews of of various 
> patches: Abbas Butt, Alex Hunsaker, Markus Wanner, Ibrar Ahmed, Ryan 
> Bradetich and Gianni Colli.  Several other new reviewers volunteered, 
> but we ran out of patches to check, and Kenneth Marshall had to quit 
> reviewing because of Hurricane Ike.
> Yaaaaay, reviewers.

If nothing else ever came of the Commit Fest approach, if it creates 
more reviewers, then I think the Commit Fest process would be a success.

I think the Commit Fest approach does this by lowering the bar of entry 
to become a reviewer.  It does this because it brings more focus to 
patch review on a regular basis and since it changes the patch review 
process from a last minute dash that only experience hackers should get 
involved with to a process with more time before the final deadline, 
hence more friendly for new reviewers to get involved.  Good news all 

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