8u/11u repo access and Jira changes

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Tue Feb 26 19:06:40 UTC 2019

On 2/26/19 6:54 PM, Aleksey Shipilev wrote:
> On 2/26/19 7:46 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>> We have a group responsible for managing the release branch, and these
>> could be the people with commit access to that tree. But I
>> don't want to restrict that group necessarily to be the maintainers.
> I do want it, though.

I am aware of that. However, I disgree, and I explained why, but this
response does not address my reasons.

> We would have lots of committers that come and push changesets to
> update projects.

I don't quite understand this sentence.

> I would very much prefer that machines prohibit us from committing
> (pun intended) mistakes that can be mechanically checked. Regular
> Reviewers and Committers have no business pushing into stable tree,
> and this should be mechanically forbidden. There is no need to
> restrict the push privileges to stable tree to maintainers only, but
> it should be restricted to some subset of users who have the need to
> modify it.

I don't object to that, as long as it's flexible enough to allow us
quickly to authorize people to work on the release tree.

> In other needs, trust people, but also set up processes so that they
> cannot make simple mistakes.

This seems to contradict your earlier statement. blocking access
to only allow maintainers doesn't only prevent mistakes.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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