Proposal: Change to library proposal process
simonpj at microsoft.com
Thu Jan 6 14:52:52 CET 2011
| The changes being proposed by Greg and Johan, as I understand it, would
| amount to the following. I'm willing to give it a try; we can always go
| back if it doesn't work out.
| - maintainers are empowered to make API changes.
| - no formal review process for API changes, although there is an
| expectation that non-trivial changes would still be discussed on
| the list beforehand.
| - we would still have a clearly documented path for contributions
| and proposals
| - commit messages are copied to the list, and should
| detail API changes sufficiently that the community
| can keep an eye on what is happening and comment.
| - we get more maintainers (presumably they'll just appear, or
| something? :-)
To which we might add:
- only maintainers commit patches
- each library, especially including the core libraries, has a named
maintainer (or a small number of same)
I'd be ok with this.
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