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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Discussions in pull requests vs. dev list (was: The Apache Way and good developers...)
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2018 17:43:50 GMT

> On Nov 5, 2018, at 8:35 AM, Christopher <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 3:49 AM Bertrand Delacretaz
> <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 7:02 PM Christopher <> wrote:
>>> would be a mistake if ASF were to try to impose a more spammy
>>> workflow to dev@ onto every PMC, as a requirement...
>> FWIW I didn't suggest imposing anything like that - my only concern is
>> that it should be possible to follow the action of any of our projects
>> just by subscribing to their dev list.
> That problem is not specific to GitHub. Are you equally concerned
> about JIRA activity going to notifications@ and SVN activity going to
> commits@ (especially with commit-then-review) ?
>> Watching GitHub repositories is fine but some of our projects have
>> many repositories and just finding out which ones to watch depending
>> on what one's interested in can be problematic, IMO.
>> -Bertrand
> A weekly summary of active issues/PRs for all of that project's repos,
> posted to the dev@ list might be useful, but it could also be too
> large to be useful.
> It might also be useful to contributors to have an automated monthly
> email from INFRA to remind the project of all INFRA resources used by
> the project, such as mailing lists, git repos, git mirrors, reserved
> svn paths, issue trackers, Maven staging profiles, etc. That way,
> newcomers can be made aware of all resources in use by the project (in
> case they missed that info on the project website), so they can have
> an opportunity to subscribe to them as they choose, or ask questions
> about them on the dev@ list.

The Whimsy Roster for a PMC has most of this information. It might be nice to have a public
version of the project information.

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