[squeak-dev] not everyone _can_ be a package czar!

Edgar J. De Cleene edgardec2001 at yahoo.com.ar
Tue Dec 16 11:25:38 UTC 2008

On 15/12/2008, at 18:45, Casimiro de Almeida Barreto wrote:

> It's more than that:
> We know that someone is supposed to test things for collateral issues.
> We know that someone will see if conventions established by the  
> community are being followed.
> We know that someone will be supposed to document the bugs and code  
> evolution.
> We know that someone will be supposed to care for more subtle  
> problems like dealing with security issues.
> I don't like the term czar. In fact not a czar but a person or a  
> group of people in charge of house keeping.
> Going to the best known example of large scale free software, Linux  
> didn't catch up until we had:
> Coherent distributions
> People in charge of maintaining these distributions
> Assuring packages are coherent (directories, libraries,  
> terminology, etc)
> Documenting things
> Receiving complaints from community (bugzillas and other kinds of  
> complaints)
> Communicating problems to community
> Communicating committee decisions to community
> Communicating community requests to committee
> Before that Linux was a toy for students/researchers at  
> universities. "Serious people" used SunOS, later Solaris, AIX,  
> HPUX, Microsoft, MacOS...
> Current status is that squeak is still a toy for researchers. If  
> some kind of organization doesn't emerge to deal with less  
> attractive aspects of software life-cycle management, it will hard  
> to find resources to ensure its future.

Ok. change the name.

Reviewer of Packages ? Pundit ? Marshal ?

Not the same person / group as the Release team.
Keith should take a decision.
Or he made the release , or he review , but no both.
The same person could't be President and Supreme Court Judge !


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