[SM-Discuss] project organization
eric at sandall.us
Wed Feb 15 18:04:43 EST 2006
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On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Flavien Bridault (Disk Guru) wrote:
> Le mardi 14 février 2006 à 08:20 -0800, Jason Flatt a écrit :
>> The Grimoire Team has not felt like a "real" team for a long time. I believe
>> it is because more and more people are signing up as General Gurus, rather
>> than Section Gurus. They take no ownership of the project or sub-project
>> they are a part of, and therefore do nothing, or they do little with no real
>> direction or guidance. I still feel very much like the Printer Section is
>> "mine" because I took ownership of it while I was a guru. I have to keep
>> reminding myself that it is no longer my responsibility and I need to focus
>> on other things, especially when someone else makes an update to it.
> I still think this is a big problem... Imho this is not very good
> because as Jason stated, because this doesn't give a lot of
> responsibility to the developer. Even if the GG can help a lot in a
> section, bugs still go to the section guru (if there is one ;) ), and
> the interest of a GG about a spell can be limited in time.
> I think the GG status should be revised. Historically, general gurus, if
> I understood well, were at the beginning positions for more experienced
> gurus. We have very good GGs, that are very helpful for all the
> unmaintained sections, but this is not a good position for beginners
> This would be better to encourage people to maintain a whole section,
> however, I understand this could seem a huge work for beginners. Some
> sections are very big, or contains too tricky spells, so that this is
> difficult for a beginner to maintain it. But we always lack for gurus,
> and so we can't afford to refuse new volunteers, even if they do a
> little work.
> Since we can't change our grimoire layout before 1.0, I wonder if we
> should not consider to allow beginners to take ownership on individual
> spells, even in maintained sections if the section guru agrees. They
> could be called simply "Spell Gurus". This would lead to more
> responsibility for them, and gives them real objectives. We can use the
> old MAINTAINER field  to store the ownership.
> What are your thoughts about that ?
>  http://bugs.sourcemage.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9010
What you're thinking of is the NGA which did contain some of our best
grimoire gurus, but we later turned it into the Grimoire Guru and made
this for developers who don't have the time/skill to be responsible
for an entire section.
I think we should emphasize that we want section gurus, but we should
leave the General Guru open for people who don't have the time and/or
skill to keep up with a section.
All someone needs to do to take maintainership of a spell is to ask
the section guru if they can, or if there is no section guru than it's
open for anyone.
Eric Sandall | Source Mage GNU/Linux Developer
eric at sandall.us | http://www.sourcemage.org/
http://eric.sandall.us/ | SysAdmin @ Inst. Shock Physics @ WSU
http://counter.li.org/ #196285 | http://www.shock.wsu.edu/
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