[Development] Proposal to delete the "Maintainers" group in gerrit
volker.hilsheimer at qt.io
Tue Jul 12 11:42:35 CEST 2022
> On 28 Jun 2022, at 16:38, Volker Hilsheimer <volker.hilsheimer at qt.io> wrote:
> As per the Governance Model QUIP , the authoritative list of maintainers is the wiki page 
>  https://quips-qt-io.herokuapp.com/quip-0002.html#maintainers
>  https://wiki.qt.io/Maintainers
> We have a “Maintainers” group in gerrit as well , which is not mentioned in the QUIP, and which does not control any access or privileges in the context of code reviews on gerrit. From what we have seen, the only practical use this group ever had was for the recent Chief Maintainer voting.
>  https://codereview.qt-project.org/admin/groups/a60ed457f6e3833c81023c72743ba73c7e23fb09,members
> If that is the only or best mechanism we have to control access to such a voting system, then I’d rather have us create such a gerrit group from the wiki page source when needed, and discard it afterwards so that we continue to have only a single source of truth that we need to maintain.
> If anyone is aware of any other reason why this group needs to exist, please share! Otherwise I will ask the gerrit-admins to delete the group.
The “Maintainers” gerrit group has now been retired (it can’t be deleted, but it’s hidden and empty).
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