Thursday, 7 December 2017

"sponsorhip for retrying dep8 tests"


many of you probably have been in a similar situation: you take your time to fix a bug in package foo, upload it, and then the migration is blocked because the dep8 tests of package bar failed. You go and check, and it's an error in something completely unrelated to what you changed in your upload, or a test infrastructure problem. You investigate the history of that test, see a few cases of the same exact error, and trigger a retry. Then it works, and you move on.

Except that when your upload was sponsored, you can't click retry. You have to sort of get sponsorship for the retry too.

Is there a non-technical reason for sponsorees not being able to click the retry link for their sponsored uploads?