On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 05:37:31 am Antoine Pitrou wrote:
Steven D'Aprano <steve <at> pearwood.info> writes:
That depends on what you call unglamourous work. No, I don't triage bugs. I don't have commit privileges, so I can't.
Is this the sole reason? You could try to review patches which are proposed, or give advice where you are competent.
No, of course not. There are always other reasons, the biggest is too many things to do and not enough time to do it. If I did review patches, would they be accepted on the strength on my untrusted reviews?
But this isn't about my reasons for not being more active on the bug tracker. This is about how we decided whether or not to give tracker rights to a volunteer. I think that being vouched for by a trusted member of good standing who offers to act as mentor should be sufficient grounds for giving tracker rights to the volunteer. Apparently some disagree. How do we resolve this, since we're obviously not persuading each other. Put it to a vote? Ask the BDFL?
By the way, it isn't about commit privileges, but tracker rights. I don't think we would consider giving commit rights to someone who hasn't ever participated in the community, and apparently isn't a Python user.
Correction noted, thank you.