Robert Treat wrote:
> On Saturday 02 September 2006 07:14, David Fetter wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 09:46:02PM -0400, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > > > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > > > It pulls my a mailbox file I use, and it does instant updates as
> > > > > soon as I change it.  It is a URL.  Why do people care where it
> > > > > is?
> > > >
> > > > The complaint has been that not enough people help with reviewing
> > > > patches.  That would indicate that the problem is not location but
> > > > scalability.  If everything has to go through your private
> > > > mailbox, then it's not a very obvious process to outsiders.
> > >
> > > Well, you can grab items from there and apply them.  I will remove
> > > them from the mailbox when I see the commit.
> >
> > This, in essence, is the problem.  You're using the first person
> > singular here, and it's become obvious that one person can't keep up
> > with this any more.  The project, thanks in part to your hard work,
> > has grown past that stage.
> >
> AFAICT Bruce is not the bottleneck and our problem is not that multiple 
> people 
> are reviewing the same item and duplicating effort, so I think your making 
> conclusions based not on the evidence but instead on a desired outcome.  
> No offense, a whole lot of this thread seems to be positioned that way, but 
> the real problem seems to be we do not have enough patch reviewers.  ISTM the 
> questions we should be asking are who can actually help out with patch review 

Let me explain what I do.  I subscribe to most PostgreSQL email lists. 
I basically try to make sure every bug, patch, or idea is processed.  If
it is a bug via user error, did they get correct information.  If it is
valid PostgreSQL bug, was it fixed or added to the TODO list.  If it was
a patch, was it applied or rejected.  If it is a feature request, was it
added to the TODO list or rejected.

That's about it, folks.  Not a lot of fancy magic.  As other people take
up these items, my workload will be reduced.  I do not take ownership of
any of these things.  I merely jump on them when they are _not_ dealt
with by others.

What I am unclear about is how all of this traffic is going to be pushed
into a system that cleanly categorizes it so others can understand it.
It can be done, but what is the cost/benefit to it?

Perhaps if email could be pushed into the system, and somehow
categorized as bug, patch, or feature request, and somehow removed only
when it is dealt with.  That is what I do now via my mailbox.

  Bruce Momjian   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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