[wp-hackers] The problem with Contributions and This Thread
pete at jointforcestech.com
Thu Dec 30 22:58:07 UTC 2010
Core team is always expanding... Just look at the all the new committers
this year. I don't think the core team will (or should) ever give up on
reviewing all changesets and rely on others for regression testing.
On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
> Then perhaps the core team ought to either 1) expand or 2) not worry so
> much about each changeset and allow others to regression test.
> Doug Stewart
> On Dec 30, 2010, at 4:43 PM, Peter Westwood <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk>
> > On 30 Dec 2010, at 20:44, Doug Stewart wrote:
> >> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 5:52 AM, Peter Westwood
> >> <peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk> wrote:
> >>> Giving someone commit access to focus on lower priority tickets
> benefits no-one.
> >>> It just causes code churn, lack of project focus, and makes it more
> likely that important bugs will get ignored.
> >> With all due respect, where's your proof for this? I suppose that a
> >> good bit of this judgement would need to be made on a ticket-by-ticket
> >> basis, but still...
> >> If the tickets are legitimate yet somehow lower priority, how could
> >> there possibly be no benefit?
> > The core team try and review every change that is made to the code to
> ensure that it is correct, doesn't introduce bugs etc.
> > There time should be focussed on the most important bugs.
> > Giving someone access to rush through all those easy trivial lower
> priority tickets with patches and commit them increases the workload for the
> core team and anyone else who reviews all the changesets.
> > Therefore less time is available for important bugs.
> > Cheers
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