Request for extended maintainers rights

François Dumont
Fri Nov 15 06:05:00 GMT 2019

On 11/14/19 11:02 PM, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> On 14/11/19 22:01 +0100, François Dumont wrote:
>> Hi
>>     With 4 official Maintainers but only 1 dealing with patch 
>> requests who is moreover dealing with a lot of other tasks I fear 
>> that libstdc++ becomes really unattractive for occasional contributors.
> As I've said to other people in the past, anybody can review patches.
> One of the key responsibilities for maintainers is reviewing other
> people's patches, and anybody can do that whether they're a maintainer
> or not. There wouldn't be such a backlog if more people helped by
> reviewing patches (not approving them, because only maintainers can do
> that, but just saying "I've reviewed this and it looks good" which
> helps someone who *can* approve it to know it's not obviously wrong or
> totally broken).
>>     This is why I would like to apply for promotion to become an 
>> official Maintainer myself not limited to special modes anymore.
>>     Don't worry, my plan is not to commit anything that comes to my 
>> attention or all the patches that I proposed currently awaiting 
>> validation. I just think that I've broken the lib ABI or the build 
>> enough times to now know when I can commit a patch after a couple of 
>> days of announcement or if I still need review.
> This sounds like you're just saying "I don't want to wait for approval
> any more" :-)
> There's more to being a maintainer than that.

So I understand that there is no such maintainer grade corresponding to 
what I'm requesting.

I hope that once in git we'll use proper pull-request so that after a 
while patch proposals do not appear as forgotten.

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