[Buildbot-devel] Future of MAINTAINERS.txt

William Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Sun Oct 5 22:42:05 UTC 2014


Sounds good to me. Plus git logs will show who most recently changed, or contributed the most to any given file so would provide guidance on who might know the file the best..


On October 5, 2014 at 3:14:58 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell (dustin at buildbot.net) wrote:

A few years ago, I embarked on a project to try to increase our 
contributor retention rate by recognizing contributors in 

The idea was that people could specialize in a small part of Buildbot, 
hopefully fixing more bugs in the areas I and other major contributors 
are less familiar with, and preventing bitrot. 

It hasn't really worked out that well -- it turns out that putting 
someone's name in a text file isn't quite the same as a spell of 
binding. So, I'd like to remove the file 

I'm open to feedback though -- has this been useful in a way I don't 
see? Do you have suggestions for other simple ways to improve 


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