[mapguide-internals] Commit rights for UV

Trevor Wekel trevor_wekel at otxsystems.com
Thu May 7 23:40:21 EDT 2009

I wonder if an online code collaboration tool would be of benefit to
MapGuide and OSGeo.  Even developers with commit rights should be getting
code reviews from other developers.  We do this internally at Autodesk but
there is currently no mechanism to do this easily with the external
community.  There is a "trac hack" available which might be appropriate.


I don't know if it is possible to grant commit rights to the sandbox only.
It would make the commit rights approval more transparent if code could be
checked into sandbox and then reviewed.  If not, perhaps we can simply add
the code review comments to the tickets which contain the patches.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:mapguide-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of UV
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Subject: Re: [mapguide-internals] Commit rights for UV

Currently, the process is only poorly defined and does not state very 
clear rules in particular in regards of timing.

Can someone jump in (from the PSC i guess) review my code and provide me 
some feedback, I've been working on this for a while now and I would 
like to know how close I am to getting commit rights? 
The several patches requirement is a little loose, as for RFC60 there is 
one big patch, which could be seen as a equivalent to several smaller 
patches? And there are other contributions regarding other issues which 
show further insight into the server code.

Zac Spitzer wrote:
> Just been reading the PSC notes, sorry I couldn't make the session,
> waaayy to late down under..
> I am rather worried about the trend that UV after posting a RFC
> and then actually implementing it, plus his work on the build stuff
> plus numerous other small issues he delved into and has found
> solutions for, still isn't being considered for commit rights as
> per the notes from the PSC...
> How high is the barrier for entry? Where are the PSC members
> actively supporting new developers and guiding them into moving
> forward to commit status.
> This seems to of happened with both Helio and UV, both have stepped
> up, dived deep into the code base but are still 'locked out'
> I think the PSC needs to be way more active in this regard if MapGuide is
> going to succeed as an open source project.
> Initially with UV, the feedback from the Autodesk team was that they
> where reluctant to guide new developers until they proved their
> There is a certain level of irony in the PSC notes, where on one hand it
> has been said that UV is not ready for commit rights, but at the same
time, he
> has done the work on working out failed tiled stuff which was no minor
> in itself and the PSC then suggesting that he should write a RFC for it..
> That seems rather contradictory.
> Moving forward, can I ask for someone in the PSC take a direct involvement
> in regards to commit rights for UV?
> z

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