Help wanted: more people to help look after the tree

Benjamin Kerensa bkerensa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 08:28:33 UTC 2014


I can offer a couple hours a week if on boarding is being offered.

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:50 AM, Mark Banner <mbanner at mozilla.com> wrote:
> I'd like us to have more people actively helping to look after the
> Thunderbird trees. Currently, Joshua and myself are seen as the de-facto
> people to control it, but there's no reason we can't have more.
>
> I'll stop short of saying a "Sheriff" group as I don't think we need
> full-time coverage, but it would certainly be useful to get some more folks
> keeping an eye on things on a regular basis.
>
> Before I go into the activities that need doing, let me just say that having
> commit privileges are generally useful. If you haven't got them, but
> occasionally submit patches for Thunderbird/Mozilla, then we can easily get
> privileges for you.
>
> The activities that general need doing are:
>
> Closing the tree at times of major bustage and re-opening when it recovers
> Ensuring the tree is starred with failures
>
> Hence also, new failures either have the offending patches backed out
> (assuming c-c caused failures), or if they are intermittent, have bugs filed
> for them.
> This may mean investigating new failures/triggering new builds or clobbers
> (which require commit privs)
>
> Approving patches landing on semi-busted trees
>
> An optional extension is also helping process the queue of checkin-needed
> bugs.
>
> For reference purposes, I've just written down the list of rules I generally
> use when deciding to change the tree state:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Tree_Rules/comm-central#When_does_the_tree_get_closed_or_changed_to_approval_required.3F_.3D
>
> These are open to be adjusted.
>
>
> If anyone does want to help out, please let me know, or respond here. Like I
> say, we can arrange commit access if appropriate, I can also get you access
> to "tree status" which is the web application that controls the tree.
>
> Mark.
>
>
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