[opam-devel] Becoming an opam-repository merger

Amir Chaudhry amc79 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Oct 23 14:28:25 BST 2014

Anil, Thomas, I've made the team as requested and added you both (@avsm @samoht) but not sure who else to add.  I'm guessing @whitequark (Peter Z), but who else?

Please confirm,

On 22 Oct 2014, at 18:46, Thomas Gazagnaire <thomas at gazagnaire.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Thomas
> 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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