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Nicholas Clark
July 2, 2010 06:08
Re: [perl #75812] kill $1 broken in 5.12.1
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On Fri, Jul 02, 2010 at 09:03:57AM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM, Nicholas Clark <> wrote:
> > And that when the cajoling stops, so does most of the activity. There's
> > little or no breadth here. A lot of people are relying on very few people
> > to actually do the work of reviewing and applying patches, fixing bugs,
> > and organising and making releases.
> That's why I'd like to see part of the responsibilities of the monthly
> release manager include the review of commits for cherry picking.
> (Admittedly, I'm not doing a very good job of that this month so far.)
>  That's an extra bit of work, but given that perldelta construction
> seems to consist of commit-by-commit review anyway, it's only an extra
> step to an existing process.

Yes, to my mind this is a good idea.

> There's always been a small handful of people -- my impression is that
> the number has expanded a bit with the expansion of commit bits and
> the monthly release cycle.  Hopefully that trend can continue.

I think it's still around half a dozen active. We've also lost some people
from the active pool. "Perforce" is no longer the commonly stated barrier to
entry, but it's not clear to me what is now, hence what needs to be improved.

Nicholas Clark

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