On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Jeremy Olexa <darks...@gentoo.org> 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. Then > users get the attitude that they shouldn't even file bugs because no > one fixes them and they just sit there. > > So, I agree with you as long as $idle_dev doesn't pretend to maintain > packages and the team that they belong to doesn't consist of people of > the same activity level. (rendering the team useless too). > > 2 cents, > -Jeremy > > So let's re-assign the bugs to m-needed and not nuke the person.