[vlc-devel] Request for removal of commit rights

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Fri Jul 11 19:36:00 CEST 2008

On Jul 11, 2008, at 5:19 AM, Rov Juvano wrote:

> Don't stop with Pierre.  Revoke jb's, fkuehne's, fenrir's,
> dionoea's, funman's.  This ain't svn.  Revoke everyone's.
> If no one else can commit to master, no one else will.  They
> don't need it.

Dooh, I am now the main target of this witch burning fest! :)

> The other developers freely work on other branches and share
> code, even when the lead developer goes on vacation.  Plus
> they have the freedom to amend, squash, and rebase those
> botched commits.  No need to screw up master.  No need for
> freezes or long, arduous debugging and hardening at the end
> of a release cycle.  Master stays clean.

Well, I would approve to go distributed. Though I am not sure the  
other committers (over 50) would, and I understand them. We would have  
to agree on a lead developer, which would of course cause problem.

This won't magically fix all the problem though. Spending long hours  
to merge a branch with nice features but also bugs is painful and a  
long list of changeset. As much as is bug finding.

Yet, this might help to resolve personnal conflicts...

Well, let's schedule a meeting.


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