[Development] Proposal to delete the "Maintainers" group in gerrit

Volker Hilsheimer volker.hilsheimer at qt.io
Fri Jul 1 12:55:38 CEST 2022

> On 30 Jun 2022, at 08:32, Alex Blasche <alexander.blasche at qt.io> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Development <development-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of
>> Tuukka Turunen
>> We could move the authorative maintainer list to be a QUIP instead of a Wiki
>> page.
> While I support Volker's desire to remove the double accounting, I am not sure that moving the list from the wiki to a quip would provide any gain. The wiki works well and has proven itself. By comparison, the maintainer list changes far more frequently than the average quip. I always considered quips as a set of rules guiding our project rules. The maintainer list is more like a config file for the project.

There might be value in having a better review process for modifications to the authoritative maintainer list (I believe anyone with a Qt account can edit the wiki). Something version controlled via gerrit might be a good idea. Indeed, it does go a bit beyond the documented [0] purpose of QUIPs, but perhaps cranking out a new repository for a single file is also a bit "over the top".

[0] http://quips-qt-io.herokuapp.com/quip-0001.html 

Anyway, that’s a bit tangential to the topic at hand. But since we are here: if anyone has additional notes from the “Ghost Maintainers” session at the recent Qt Contributors Summit, please add them to:



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