Unblocking Developers

Registered by Daniel Holbach on 2012-04-25

A lot of our development processes involve a review or approval step. Let's review how we've done in the P release and see what we can improve for Q.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Daniel Holbach
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Daniel Holbach
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10

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Bottleneck Status: http://reqorts.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/bottleneck-stats/
 - Sponsoring
  - http://reqorts.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/1glance-sponsoring/
- Archive admin tasks
  AA team may be growing?
  AA team itself not overworked; AAs do other things
  Removing syncs, backports big improvements
  NEW review? Seems to be mostly under control
- Backports
  - Removing the AA requirement
  - broder working on backporter bot for testing
    (http://launchpad.net/rassilon when it exists, when it does not)
 - Docs are better (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBackports)
 - Backport has annoying testing requirements
   - Can we relax requirements for a backport to multiple releases?
 - SRU
   SRU process discussed separately (not really any conclusions, but want it to move faster)

(?)

Work Items

Work items for quantal-alpha-2:
[dholbach] refer to backports/sru/etc. processes in packaging guide (bug 1017984): DONE
[dholbach] check docs to see what we recommend to keep the sponsoring queue clean: DONE
[dholbach] mail/blog about techniques to keep the queue clean: DONE
[dholbach] socialise the idea of patch piloting across non-Canonical people (hit-list: broder, ...): DONE

Work items:
[stefanor] : Have requestbackport explain that it's not for bugs: DONE
[laney] Follow up on discussion to relax testing requirements for backports :(: POSTPONED
[broder] talk to pitti and find out how he works his sponsoring magic: TODO
[andrewsomething] Go through and look for MOTUs that should be core-devs: TODO