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Re: The removal of the core maintainers teamby
Open Architects Consulting, Houssine BAKKALI
Agreed wiht Stefan, at the time everybody are saying that we are lacking of resources for reviewing and for merging PR. we can't just wait that only a member of the board will find the time to do it of the PSC members are too short of time or simply not enough to do the job correctly.As said Stefan the mission of the board isn't that... Core maintenairs Team should strenghtened instead of being suppressed...
2016-01-06 10:08 GMT+01:00 Stefan Rijnhart <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Hi, I was very much disappointed (and surprised, but that was my fault for not closely reading the OCA newsletter) to see that the Core Maintainers Team on Github was removed a couple of days ago. This was a team of broadly oriented and highly qualified developers, committed to the goals and standards of the OCA, that could perform merges and manage labels (PR statuses) on all OCA projects. I enjoyed being part of that team because it allowed me to do the whole review trajectory from setting the target branch on someone's PR to performing the merge after the required number of approvals was acquired. We discussed this in the community recently here: https://odoo-community.org/groups/contributors-15/contributors-27648?mode=date&date_begin=2015-10-01&date_end=2015-11-01. The concensus was that PSC reviews were not mandatory, implying that the core maintainers group was functioning well. And now the board goes and overrules a community discussion. IMHO the OCA should strive to a *larger core maintainers team* instead of trying to micromanage each project with one or two contributors. During my time at the board I have always resisted the tendency of the board to put up their bureaucracy and hierarchical structures but there you go. Just one example: there is this guy, he is the only person in l10n-romania. He made some requests on Twitter so I came over and helped out a little bit (https://github.com/OCA/l10n-romania/pull/5#issuecomment-169255527), but I don't really want to be in their team. Who is there to merge? There is only the board who can do that then. So here the OCA are moving part of the real need for this team from the broader community (even if it is only 10 developers some of which are actually in the board) back to the shoulders of the board. That is not why they were elected. And again, I (and not only me) work in the whole broad field of Odoo be it banking, POS, HR, framework, web client, website, warehousing or whatever. If you put me on all those teams, you make me co-responsible for whatever is going on in all those projects but that is just not realistic. I would therefore plead for the return of the core maintainers team. Thanks, Stefan.