[RFC] MAINTAINERS service, was: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

[RFC] MAINTAINERS service, was: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Post by Krzysztof » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 21:40:12


Oliver Neukum < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


I was thinking about a mailing list / database service instead:
- source file/directory-based (e.g. someone could maintain whole
drivers/, someone else drivers/char and others drivers/char/asdfg.[ch])
- people would be able to add themselves as "observers" using mail
and/or HTML interface
- sending a patch would automatically trigger Cc: to all people
registered as maintainers (or "observers") for the files modified
- full recipient list would be present in mail sent by the service, so
the following discussion wouldn't need it anymore. It would be used
only for posting patches.
- as such, I don't expect a need for spam filtering - messages
containing no patch would be rejected in the SMTP session.

Pro: no more missing Cc:, no more manual lookups and guessing, you
just Cc: the service, possibility for "observers".
Con: another thing to create and maintain, you don't immediately know
who exactly has been sent a copy.

I think I could create a test service but after the test phase it
should probably go to some machine more reliable/able than mine.

Comments?
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[RFC] MAINTAINERS service, was: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Post by Uwe Kleine » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 22:50:13

Hello,


Why not make that a script that parses MAINTAINERS and lives in scripts/
and that can be used as --cc-cmd to git-send-email? Then no service
needs to be maintained, you don't get the observers functionality
though. (But that's what mailing lists are good for.)

Of course MAINTAINERS needs to be modified to have the path specifiers.

Best regards
Uwe

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[RFC] MAINTAINERS service, was: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Post by Stefan Ric » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 22:30:19


We expect submissions to based on something more recent than 2.6.12.

Your patch service however...


...already exists. Check the "L:" entries in MAINTAINERS.
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[RFC] MAINTAINERS service, was: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Post by Pavel Mach » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 06:00:13


If something like that existed/was useful, I guess finding hosting
would not be huge problem.

And yes, I like the idea.

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