[Exherbo-dev] Masks

Ingmar Vanhassel ingmar at exherbo.org
Mon Jun 15 21:24:33 BST 2009

Excerpts from Bryan Østergaard's message of Mon Jun 15 22:17:43 +0200 2009:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM, Bernd
> Steinhauser<exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de> wrote:
> > Bryan Østergaard wrote:
> >>
> >> Personally I'd hate assigned-to.This is completely unrelated to masks
> >> as such but I want to avoid any kind of ownership when possible.
> >> Ownership pretty much screams "that guy is responsible so I shouldn't
> >> / don't have to fix it" and I'd much rather just see everything as one
> >> big pool of things to do with anybody being able to fix anything
> >> (doesn't matter if it's an official Exherbo dev or somebody we've
> >> never heard of before really).
> >
> > Hm, maybe I have been misunderstood here.
> > I didn't see the assigned-to in a way that when somebody masks a package
> > (maybe for security issues) he sets someone else to be responsible for it.
> >
> > I rather meant it as a statement that when someone tries to solve the issue,
> > sets that as a note, so people know who they should contact in case they
> > have to add something.
> >
> > For unwritten, we do that by modifying the comments.
> > Obviously, that could be another way, maybe a better way, I'm not sure about
> > it.
> >
> > Anyway, I didn't mean the assign-to to be something that introduces some
> > kind of »mask-wrangling«.
> >
> Maybe summary and description can fulfill that purpose? 'assigned-to'
> sounds very much like ownership to me and 'comment' or similar would
> overlap quite a bit with 'summary' and 'description'.
> If we decide to go with an extra field I'd prefer something like
> 'contact' instead of 'assigned-to'. The idea being that $somebody
> might very well have important information or ideas related to mask
> but that shouldn't stop anybody else from taking a stab at it.
> Regards,
> Bryan Østergaard

I was about to suggest 'contact' too, so ++ to that.

Exherbo KDE, X.org maintainer

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