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Re: [p2-dev] Commiter rights request
- From: Pascal Rapicault <pascal.rapicault@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:52:59 +0000
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For full transparency to the others on this mailing list, Krzysztof has been emailing Ian and I privately in the past couple months on how to become a committer. Because none of the p2 committers have much time to work on the project and the size of the changes planned by Krzysztof may be non-trivial, early September Ian and I have agreed with Krzysztof that if he would setup a standalone build, and gerrit then we could more easily review the changes, and thus better assess his readiness to become a committer once he would have started his contributions for his new work.
In case you have not been following, the setup of a standalone build is now almost complete but the work on the new functionalities has not started.
Ian and I talked about your situation yesterday, and even though the objectives that we set out for you have not been completely met, we are going to proceed with making you a committer to make sure you can meet your corporate deadlines.
However before doing this, we want to make it clear that with the rights of a committer also comes the responsibilities, and that we are hoping that you will follow through with your commits until they are in the I-build and equally important contribute to all the other aspects of the project (testing days, bugzilla inbox monitoring, forums, etc.).
Finally to ensure a better chance of success I would recommend you to adapt a more respectful tone.
Pascal and Ian
From: p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:p2-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Krzysztof Daniel
Sent: October-14-13 5:57 AM
Subject: [p2-dev] Commiter rights request
I, Krzysztof Daniel, hereby request commit rights to rt.equinox.p2 repository.
* I want to integrate P2 with external installers (but specifically with RPM). This is what I have announced on 26 Jun 2013 .
* I've already took efforts to get commitership, like:
* P2 standalone build 
* enabling gerrit/CI for P2. I got penalized here for not being a commiter .
* I'm working on getting P2 tests executed in a Tycho build. It has been a month now and I got no attention until last week.
* I've provided a number of patches to P2, and got no single review.
* CI requires configuration changes, which was indicated by me last week  and got no feedback.
* P2 tests have been broken for a month by now .
* I really don't want to maintain a forked version of P2, but the time is running out, and it looks inevitable as I have to deliver with Luna.
Question and answers:
* Chris, what's your experience with P2.
* I've been troubleshooting external installers that deployed Eclipse since the P2 release.
* I'm currently responsible for packaging Eclipse in Red Hat products and Fedora. I do it using dropins - and I fix dropins every time they stop working for me (almost every rebuilt).
* I build P2 in a single tycho build .
* Chris, do you expect any regressions while you'll be working?
* It would be a lie to say I don't.
Krzysztof Daniel <kdaniel@xxxxxxxxxx>
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