Dave Page wrote:
> 2) Introduce a new patch management system. I suggest a web interface 
> through which patches be submitted. This would assign them an ID number, 
> and forward them to the patches list. The system would track any 
> responses to the initial email, logging the thread automatically and 
> making it available through the web interface. Posts from 
> trusted/experienced developers might be highlighted so that committers 
> can see at a glance if any of the more experienced guys have commented 
> on the patch yet. A status flag could easily include a status flag to 
> mark them as "won't accept", "committed", "under review" or "under 
> revision". If left at "under review" for too long, the patch might be 
> highlighted, and if at "under revision" for too long, the patch author 
> might be automatically requested to send a status report.

It would be interesting if such a system could be made to work simply,
but I am afraid that isn't possible.  What happens now is that as people
post email comments about the patches, I add the emails to the patches
queue.  It would be interesting to put comments on the patches
themselves, but in many cases the opinions about patches are too candid
to put in public so committers email each other to give status reports.

  Bruce Momjian  <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>          http://momjian.us
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