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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Incubator voting status page
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:29:02 GMT
Branko ─îibej wrote:
> sebb wrote:
> > Branko ─îibej wrote:
> >> Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> >>> David Crossley wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> You are striking the same type of problems that Clutch has
> >>>> needed to deal with over the years. In general, the state of
> >>>> podling metadata is not reliable. That is something that we
> >>>> need to get podling developers interested with.
> >>>>
> >>> I have a current example.  Flex and Wink haven't updated their
> >>> podlings.xml entries to
> >>>     status="graduated"
> >>> , therefore certain infra scripts still consider them podlings rather
> >>> than PMCs.

These situations cause issues for other volunteers.

> >> Nor had PhotArk updated its entry to "retired" until I did that
> >> yesterday to get rid of one of the warnings.

Those things usually mean that people have not followed
the remainder of the steps for graduation or retirement.
So i just leave them in that state to remind people.

> >> I'm not actually all that worried. The worst that can happen in the case
> >> of the voter script is that some votes don't get recorded, or are
> >> recorded later than expected. The script does emit warnings if it sees
> >> strangeness; I /could/ teach it to send the warnings to the podling's
> >> dev list (if known), cc: general@. But I'd rather not open the spam
> >> floodgates unless people really want me to.

Clutch has been trying to flag those errors too.
Occasionally i send some manual postings about these
issues. Perhaps both tools listing the inconsistencies
will assist.

-David

> > Why not append the errors to the end of the report?
> 
> Good idea, I'll do that.
> 
> -- Brane

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