8u/11u repo access and Jira changes
aph at redhat.com
Tue Feb 26 19:06:40 UTC 2019
On 2/26/19 6:54 PM, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
> On 2/26/19 7:46 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> We have a group responsible for managing the release branch, and these
>> could be the people with commit access to that tree. But I
>> don't want to restrict that group necessarily to be the maintainers.
> I do want it, though.
I am aware of that. However, I disgree, and I explained why, but this
response does not address my reasons.
> We would have lots of committers that come and push changesets to
> update projects.
I don't quite understand this sentence.
> I would very much prefer that machines prohibit us from committing
> (pun intended) mistakes that can be mechanically checked. Regular
> Reviewers and Committers have no business pushing into stable tree,
> and this should be mechanically forbidden. There is no need to
> restrict the push privileges to stable tree to maintainers only, but
> it should be restricted to some subset of users who have the need to
> modify it.
I don't object to that, as long as it's flexible enough to allow us
quickly to authorize people to work on the release tree.
> In other needs, trust people, but also set up processes so that they
> cannot make simple mistakes.
This seems to contradict your earlier statement. blocking access
to only allow maintainers doesn't only prevent mistakes.
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