[tahoe-dev] governance note: David-Sarah Hopwood now has write authority to trunk

Michael Walsh michael at michael.ie
Mon Feb 15 23:33:46 UTC 2010

Congratulations David-Sarah!

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 3:14 AM, Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn <zooko at zooko.com>wrote:

> Folks:
> The Tahoe-LAFS development process is basically:
> 1. open a ticket
> 2. write docs and unit tests and code and attach them to the ticket
> 3. someone who didn't do step 2 reviews your docs, unit tests and
> code for correctness, good design, and thorough test coverage
> 4. Zooko or Brian commit your patch to trunk and close the ticket
> Step 4 is a bit of a bottleneck because Zooko and Brian are often
> busy. And this bottleneck is not necessary for quality control --
> once a ticket has passed review then it really shouldn't languish
> waiting for step 4. Brian or I might glance at it, especially if the
> reviewer from step 3 was relatively inexperienced, but basically it
> is cleared to go into trunk by step 3.
> David-Sarah Hopwood has been very active in Tahoe-LAFS development
> during the the v1.6 cycle, in writing code, tests, and docs as well
> as in "issue ticket gardening" -- tagging tickets, writing clarifying
> notes on tickets, linking related tickets together etc.. I have the
> highest opinion of David-Sarah's intelligence, knowledge, engineering
> acumen and attention to detail, so I'm pleased to announce that I
> just added them to the set of people, along with Brian and me, who
> can apply patches to trunk. This should open up the bottleneck of
> step 4.
> Looking at the Ticket Review page http://allmydata.org/trac/tahoe-
> lafs/wiki/PatchReviewProcess , the current bottleneck isn't step 4
> anyway, but step 3! Please review tickets! :-)
> Regards,
> Zooko
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