On Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:05:11 -0500
Don Zickus <dzickus(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 02:43:35PM -0500, Cleber Rosa wrote:
> First thing I tried was asking Martin the same thing. He told me
> that it did not depend on him, and that I'd have to go though the
> process of becoming a maintainer.
So talking with fedora folks, all you have to do is request commit
acls for project autotest-framework. Martin is the owner, so he has
the power to approve/reject that request.
Well, not quite. It depends on whether or not you're already a
packager. If you are, then it's as simple as adding the acls. If you're
not, the primary maintainer needs to file a FESCo ticket requesting
that the person be added as a packager.
> Having walked all those miles, even if becoming a general
> maintainer wasn't really necessary, I think it's the one to go
> because we do have other packages (such as python-arc itself) that
> we want to have in Fedora.
As for python-arc, it should be a new package, so all it has to be is
approved and then you can do whatever you want with it. I can't
imagine _every_ Fedora maintainer having to get the 'provenpackager'
Not sure how provenpackagers fit into this discussion. There aren't
that many people with provenpackager powers and that's how it should be.
I know I didn't, I just got sponsered by a Red Hat person to get
the Fedora database. After that a few mouse clicks is all that is
needed to allow me to commit to packages.
The three ways that I can think of off hand to become a packager:
1. get sponsored when submitting a package review
2. be added as a co-maintainer to an existing package
3. take over a just-orphaned packager with a sponsor's help
We should ping Martin again to see what the hold up is.
I don't pretend to have all the context here, but I imagine that it just
fell of his radar. You may have better luck waiting until F20 is
released. We're very much in "all hands on deck" mode trying to limit
final to a 1 week slip.
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Don Zickus" <dzickus(a)redhat.com>
> > To: "Cleber Rosa" <crosa(a)redhat.com>
> > Cc: "Beaker development"
> > "Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues" <lmr(a)redhat.com> Sent: Thursday,
> > December 5, 2013 3:57:47 PM Subject: Re: [Beaker-devel]
> > Docs/overview for using autotest in Beaker?
> > On Thu, Dec 05, 2013 at 03:38:58PM -0300, Cleber Rosa wrote:
> > > >
> > > >Cleber, can you point me to some of the hold-ups on getting
> > > >you approved? Being in Westford, I might be able to poke
> > > >people directly to move things along quicker. 20 days seems
> > > >awfully long and would be a big turn-off to get new Fedora
> > > >contributors/maintainers (something I assumed Fedora wanted to
> > > >avoid).
> > >
> > > Don,
> > >
> > > Now would be a good time to get some help here.
> > >
> > > Please check the package review BZ at:
> > >
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=985967
> > Dumb question. What are you trying to achieve with that
> > bugzilla? Are you just trying to become a developer with commit
> > access to the autotest package? Or something bigger like a
> > generic package maintainer?
> > The above bugzilla seems to imply the latter hence all the
> > pushback. The former should be easier as all it needs is
> > approval from Martin (though I requested approval a month ago and
> > have heard nothing).
> > Cheers,
> > Don
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