On 27 September 2013 10:36, Mark A. Hershberger <mah(a)nichework.com> wrote:
On 09/27/2013 01:06 PM, Siebrand Mazeland wrote:
Would it be possible to commit to a "will
reviewed within" time for "bugzilla issues with a merged patch in Gerrit
that are marked as resolved fixed with the 'Backport_stable?' flag set'?
Yes. We'll be reviewing them every two weeks and responding to all
outstanding requests at that time. I've updated the policy with this
Secondly: Does this process only apply to
MediaWiki core, or also to
MediaWiki extensions that are tracked in Bugzilla.
We could use it for bundled extensions, but the process is currently
intended only for the tarball distribution.
Still, if an extension is being used widely (and here, the data gathered
from installation pings would be invaluable), then it would make sense
to apply this process to other extensions tracked in bugzilla.
What about for core changes needed by extensions that are widely-desired
(I'm thinking specifically of VisualEditor here, but no doubt there are
others), where our dependencies on MW 1.22 alpha (currently
are almost all back-portable. We'd be interested in helping have VE run for
MW other than bleeding edge for third party use - presumably by us (or some
volunteer, hint hint) supplying patches for the relevant branch and
flagging them to you two?
However, given the policy as written, these would only be accepted for LTS
versions of MW (so, 1.19 and… eventually 1.22?) which is a bit unfortunate
(or would the patches be accepted as and when a security release went out,
but wouldn't trigger a release themselves?).
James D. Forrester
Product Manager, VisualEditor
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
jforrester(a)wikimedia.org | @jdforrester