[Dev] Rotating build sheriff duties?

Bryan Stearns stearns at osafoundation.org
Wed Dec 7 16:52:58 PST 2005

One comment below:

Katie Capps Parlante wrote:

> Heikki Toivonen wrote:
>> I am not so sure we can eliminate the sheriff completely, but if I can
>> be proven wrong I would be happy. It also seems like nobody is
>> disagreeing that we need sheriff currently because the tools are what
>> they are.
>> But since one wanted out: are there others who don't want to help out
>> with sheriff duties while we improve the tools?
> Perhaps we can step back and do some problem solving here...
> Heikki and Bear have a need to not be spending all of their time 
> making sure the build is green and hunting down problems.
> Several engineers have expressed a couple of needs:
> + not to have tasks they only do a couple of times a month, because 
> its a pain to have to figure it all out each time
> + not to have tasks where they are "enforcing" behavior of other 
> engineers
> We've had a few proposals for how we might be able to help with both 
> needs:
> + automate some processes so that people don't make common mistakes

The real reason that makes it important to automate some processes is to 
reduce the time Heikki and Bear spend making sure the build is green. 
Reducing our common mistakes is a pleasant side effect.


> Any other suggestions for how we might meet everyone's needs?
> Cheers,
> Katie
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