[opam-devel] Becoming an opam-repository merger

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Tue Oct 28 22:03:59 GMT 2014

I'd like to also propose the most prolific recent contributors of fixes from the bulk logs and incoming issues:

- David Sheets
- Damien Doligez
- Jeremy Yallop
- Peter Zotov


> On 23 Oct 2014, at 14:28, Amir Chaudhry <amc79 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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,
> Amir
> 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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