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Re: DEP 15: Reserved namespace for DD-approved non-maintainer changes




On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 10:18:52AM +0100, Sean Whitton wrote:
> Hello Christian,
> 
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 08:16:43PM +0100, Sean Whitton wrote:
> > Christian Seiler <christian@xxxxxxxx> writes:
> > 
> > > Your goal in wanting to stop people from having to deal with
> > > patch files manually is laudable, but I see the following way
> > > forward to achieve that goal:
> > >
> > >  - Pull requests.
> > >
> > >  - Make it easier to create personal copies of remote (!)
> > >    repositories in one's own space. (Currently it's still a bit
> > >    cumbersome.)
> > 
> > This would cover most of the use cases I had in mind.  Thanks for
> > bringing it up.
> 
> Since writing this I've thought of another usecase, where next/foo
> branches complement pull requests.
> 
> Someone might contribute a fix in the form of a PR, and an uploader of
> the package might review that fix and determine that it should be
> merged.  They then look at the master branch and decide that it should
> not go into the next upload, for whatever reason.  So they can merge the
> PR to next/sid.
> 
> This is useful because it avoids accidentally reviewing the patch twice.

I would imagine that any PR workflow would allow anyone to add a comment
saying they have reviewed the changes and they look good, withing the
same "place" where the maintainer is already looking at.

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