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Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Doug Goldstein <car...@gentoo.org> wrote:
>> I'm wondering what exactly is the harm in letting developers idle for a
>> while? While they might not be actively committing they are still
>> knowledgeable people that are just as capable as everyone else to push in a
>> fix for small packages. There's lots of bugs in bugzilla with items that
>> just need someone active to commit them. There's even a lot of these items
>> are filed by retired Gentoo developers who could have easily pushed this fix
>> for all users. The fact that someone only does one commit a year does not
>> marginalize their contribution. While it may be small it is improving the
>> overall quality of the distro. I'm constantly seeing developers getting
>> upset over getting pushed out.
> 
> The problem comes when $idle_dev has XX bugs assigned to them and they
> don't get resolved and no one else knows that there are issues. 

As opposed to those same bugs being assigned to maintainer-needed and getting
lots of attention?

Marijn

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Sarcasm puts the iron in irony, cynicism the steel.

Marijn Schouten (hkBst), Gentoo Lisp project, Gentoo ML
<http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/lisp/>, #gentoo-{lisp,ml} on FreeNode
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