Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Re: State of the Sponsorship Queue - Can we get it to 0?

Hey Simon,

Le 21/04/2019 à 00:12, Simon Quigley a écrit :
> Today I spent a few hours sifting through the sponsorship queue. I
> sponsored everything I could review and was comfortable sponsoring, and
> asked for changes on many bug reports. The queue started out at about 70
> (I didn't catch the exact number) and is now down to 13.

Good work, it's nice to see some sponsoring activity :-)

> One of the most common changes I requested was that people edit bug
> descriptions to follow the SRU template for bugs which have sponsorship
> requests open for stable releases. Perhaps a message recommending that
> could be added to Brian's automatic reply bot.

I'm not sure I agree with that being enough of a reason to get them out
of the sponsoring queue though. Did you unsubscribe sponsors? Or marked
them incomplete? It would be nice to keep those on the list in some way
because they can still be useful.

Depending of the fix I sometime do edit the description myself&do the
upload rather than bouncing back to the contributor.

While it's nicer when the bug is ready/needs to work, I don't think
enforcing roundtrips over 'paperwork' always benefits the project. When
a fix makes sense and addresses a real issue which is easy to verify it
can be less effort for everyone to have the sponsor go the extra mile.

(in some cases it's not obvious how the bugs can be triggered/tested,
then it makes sense to ask for the details and set as incomplete though).

Sebastien Bacher

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