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SubjectRe: must-fix list reconciliation


Randy.Dunlap wrote:

>On Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:34:37 +0100 Matthew Wilcox <willy@debian.org> wrote:
>
>| On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 07:19:51PM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
>| > Hi everyone,
>| > As you might or might not know, the must-fix / should-fix lists have been
>| > inadvertently forked. We are merging them again, so please don't update
>| > the wiki until we have worked out what to do with them. This should be a
>| > day or two at most.
>| >
>| > I had the idea that maybe we could put them into the source tree, and
>| > encourage people to keep them up to date by making them become criteria
>| > for the feature and code freeze. Comments?
>|
>| I'm a little disappointed that after I spent time converting them into
>| the wiki form, you're now proposing abandoning them again. This seems
>| like a retrograde step.
>|
>

To be honest I don't really like the wiki. I'd rather changes go through
lkml where its easier to discuss them and keep up with them. Thats just my
preference though. I don't know what anyone else thinks.

>
>| What I'd be more interested in doing is combining the must- and should-
>| fix lists. As a first pass, just put all the must-fix items on the
>| should-fix list at pri 4. One of the things I did was delete the things
>| that appeared on both lists. This would obviously be easier if they
>| were in one list ;-)
>

Yes, and even easier if there was just one editor.
eg. there 2 drivers/acpi sections in the mustfix list on wiki.

I'd like to keep the 2 lists seperate. The must-fix list is concise and easy
to scan the whole thing. I guess this isn't a problem if there is one
editor.

>Agreed on that. I think the location is not the problem (whether
>source tree or wiki), it's just an extra step to keep them updated,
>and having no owner (or _many_ owners) often doesn't work.
>Is one of you (or the two of you) willing to be the owner/editor?
>

If it ends up going into a source tree, I can be the editor / maintainer.


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