What makes a spin a Spin?

Max Spevack mspevack at redhat.com
Tue Feb 26 21:28:31 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Jeff Spaleta wrote:

> If I'm reading jwb's proposal correctly, I'm perfectly fine with this 
> sort of process. I don't want to overwhelm releng with a lot of spin 
> proposals, and at the same time I don't want to block access to the 
> trademarks unnecessarily for a baseline technical review that could be 
> handled by a community group with less experience than embodied in 
> releng.  If we need to put another group together to do that first 
> analysis, I think we can do it by getting all the people working spins 
> now, to sit down and work out a mutual assistance plan as a necessary 
> step before we bless anymore spins.

Bingo.  Big +1 to this paragraph.

Technical review and quality are important.  But at the same time, we 
don't want to run into a problem that used to (maybe still does) plague 
Extras/PackageMaintainers with a huge number of items to review, and 
only a handful of already very busy people available to do the reviews.

This leads to legitimately good work just sitting around going stale.

I feel like this conversation is being framed as the people who are "pro 
quality" and the people who are "anti-quality".  That's simply untrue.

What we are looking for is a reasonably lightweight, reasonably scalable 
process that can *promote and ensure* quality.


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