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SubjectRe: Linus is on a powertrip..

On Wed, 30 Sep 1998, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 30, 1998 at 12:46:27AM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > I think it would help matters all around if there were a web page somewhere
> > listing pending patches and even as little as a one-line comment from you
> > as to where they are in the integration process. It might even help you
> > organize your own work better.
>
> This is what Wine uses: there's a public web page for patches, but
> everything has to be accepted by the principal maintainer (Alexandre
> Julliard) to get into the main release.
>
> Some of the subsystems are maintained by other designated maintainers,
> who then submit patches to Alexandre.
>
> It seems to work quite well. I get the impression Wine is a much better
> run project than it was a couple of years ago.
>
> The main tree is released on a regular fixed schedule, every two weeks
> except when Alexandre takes a holiday. This may also help, I don't know
> if it would help Linus to work that way.

The http://samba.anu.edu.au/linux-patches/ pages already do this, in a
much finer way than the winehq pages, with an ability to have multiple
levels of "patch acceptance", and they allow users to add notes.


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