[opam-devel] Becoming an opam-repository merger

Thomas Gazagnaire thomas at gazagnaire.org
Wed Oct 22 18:46:36 BST 2014

Anil, can you create an opam-repository team in the ocaml organisation? I have less and less time to look at the current breakages, so I'm very happy to have more fresh bloods helping us.


On 17 Oct 2014, at 16:14, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil at recoil.org> wrote:

> On 17 Oct 2014, at 00:06, Peter Zotov <whitequark at whitequark.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I see opam-repository currently has a shortage of attention.
>> I would like to help out.
> Thanks for offering!  I'd love to see more maintainers and mergers for
> the repository.  Since there's a rather undocumented process for 
> determining what to merge, Thomas kicked off a web page to describe it
> better: 
> - https://github.com/ocaml/opam-repository/wiki/PR-checks
> It's a bit of a delicate time to be merging since we are in the
> 1.2 transition, so the delays have been partly due to that as well.
> In general, more automation to remove all the manual stuff from that
> checklist is the goal.  For instance, setting OPAMSTRICT and getting
> the repository clear of warnings would really help avoid a manual check.
> Another very valuable contribution would be to look through the
> github.com/ocaml/opam-bulk-logs and continue to make the repository
> build cleanly.  Again, there is some fledgling automation via regular
> expressions (in David Sheets' ocamlot repo) that needs to be extracted
> into a CLI to make it easier to triage.
> I'm on the road in California right now, so will catch up properly
> next week -- just wanted to note that I have no objection to more
> mergers, and really appreciate you volunteering!
> -anil
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