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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: Shepherding November 2013
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 03:50:14 GMT
On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 6:31 PM, Andrei Savu <asavu@apache.org> wrote:
> Something is fishy. I haven't received any "Shepherd assignments ..." email
> for November and I've done no reviews. It's not clear to me how my name got
> added as a reviewer for Tez.

The comment was added by Owen O'Malley. I've corrected the report.

With regards to "Shepherd assignments" email, I didn't send one out this
month, instead noting in the "November 2013 report timeline" that the
assignments are on the report wiki page.  Maybe that explains the low
participation. :(

In future months, I think there should be only one email, so please watch for
it.  The shepherd assignments are now done automatically by a script[1];
I plan to add another `report_timeline.py` script which generates the "report
timeline" email, and finally a `report_runbook.py` which generates all the
commands and instructions that a "Report Manager" would need to execute --
analogous to a release runbook.

I'd meant to have all this stuff done two months ago, but other Incubator
Chair responsibilities kept eating my time.  I think it's important for future
Chairs that we lighten the load of preparing the monthly report.

Marvin Humphrey

[1] It was actually pretty tricky (and time-consuming) to make the shepherd
    assignments "manually", taking into account all the necessary criteria:
    never repeat a podling-shepherd pairing, Mentors can't be shepherds for
    their own podlings, only so many per month per person, some shepherds
    prefer specific types of podlings, etc.

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