So, I've been talking to robla, Multichil and briefly betacommand on
IRC today, and here are some of the ideas we came up (while talking
about me possibly requesting commit to pywikipediabot) with, full
logs below that...
- Be active on the IRC channel or mailing list and have
submitted a few good patches via Sourceforge or other methods.
- Keep it flexible, don't get strict on commit access, we
haven't been up before. It'd be nice to see a flow of new
- Gained community consensus via the mailing list. "The request
for commit access can be simultaneous with the mail to the
These are just ideas, and of course, can still be expanded or
Basicly, if I get consensus from this post on my request for commit,
I'll submit a request for commit access via the correct email
address. As you'll see in the logs below, I'm basicly interested at
this point in time in maintaining the non-WMF family files in the
SVN, and working on the i18n translation that I hear you guys are
planning to work on rather soon. As a member of the
translatewiki.net staff, and an active user of pywikipediabot, I
think it'd be nice to help out there.
I've submitted a few patches via IRC before which have been
commited, and been active in the community, in the IRC channel and
have probably posted to the mailing lists (don't have time to dig
that up now) a few times, despite being subscribed for a long time.
[16:52:22] <Lcawte> robla: so, any news on pybot commit?
What are the ideas so far? I've only seen the mailing list ones
[16:53:18] <robla> Lcawte: so, in this case, I think I'll
ask the person asking for access to say "hi" on the mailing list
[16:53:36] <robla> as for a generalized process, I'm not
[16:53:40] <Lcawte> Hm...
[16:54:27] <robla> (to be clear, asking him to say "hi"
and not granting svn access yet)
[16:57:13] <Delta> robla: Id probably not grant access
[17:04:55] <Lcawte> Delta: any idea of what you'd like to
see as requirements for pybot commit?
[17:07:18] <Delta> Lcawte: several good patches and active
with either the mailing list/bug system/ or this channel
[17:07:24] <Multichil> Lcawte : Do you want access?
[17:10:13] <Lcawte> Active in this channel, thats mainly
bots and the odd occasional person when someone shows up for help
[17:10:20] <Lcawte> Multichil: yeah :P
[17:10:42] <Multichil> Anything in particulair? Maybe
getting it translated?
[17:11:52] <Lcawte> I'd be happy to help whoever else
wants to work on that as well, yeah, maintaining family files,
I've submitted a few minor patches, if that means a few lines of
code changed, one fixed a script completely, the other added
mainly Wikia support to a script (timestamps)
[17:12:07] <Lcawte> (the patches were through this
[17:13:40] <Multichil> Lcawte : Next week we're planning
on adding pywikipedia to translatewiki :-) That's why I'm asking
[17:14:07] <Multichil> You're not a totall strange to the
community so why not?
[17:14:40] <Lcawte> I know a few people are interesting
with helping with that, so I'll be around and offering to help if
[17:14:47] <Multichil> We've never been really strict, no
need to become strict now
[17:14:57] <Lcawte> I think Siebrand is interested in
helping with it as well, not sure though
[17:15:25] <Multichil> He will also be there, Gerard too
[17:16:17] <Lcawte> Thank goodness, because someone needs
commit to extensions so they can commit the Translate config
[17:23:10] <Lcawte> Multichil, robla, what do you
recommend, as there is no vetting procedure currently in place,
start a post on the mailing list and if theres a fair consensus,
[17:24:19] <robla> Lcawte: that sounds good to me
[17:24:28] <Multichil> robla : Don't bother, just give him
[17:24:31] <Lcawte> lol
[17:24:57] <Multichil> Too much red tape with the same end
[17:27:01] <Lcawte> The only problem with requesting it,
is I have to get past Tim, I think he has auto-deny on my
requests, or atleast with extensions lol... I get he would like
some decent lines of code from me and all, but its kinda getting a
pain in the butt not having it for translatewiki.net and stuff...
(MediaWiki r79535, r79534, 79533 and 79531... and theres another
one earlier than that..
[17:51:22] <robla> so, I don't know any of the history
here. I like what Lcawte is suggesting with maybe one minor
tweak. the request for commit access can be simultaneous with the
mail to the mailing list
[17:53:42] <robla> Tim's concern last time I spoke to him
about this was just that he just didn't have a good sense of the
pywikipediabot community, so it was tough for him to make the call
[17:55:46] <Lcawte> Mm, kinda like my discussion about
pybot commit for my first extensions commit request
[17:56:52] <Lcawte> I wonder, what family files are out of
[18:01:51] <Lcawte> [17:59:34] <Lcawte> Hm, the i18n
family needs updating.. its missing a namespace or two, I know it
is, because I added one yesterday :P
[18:13:53] <Lcawte> Well, theres more than one out of date
family file :|
[18:20:41] <Lcawte> robla: shall I email these ideas to
[18:21:08] <robla> Lcawte: yeah, that'd be great
On 30/12/10 23:57, Rob Lanphier wrote:
We're cleaning out the commit access request queue, and came upon a
request for commit access to pywikipediabot. Two questions:
1. How should we generally vet these requests?
2. The access request is from this person:
Any objections to granting access for this person?
I'm "robla" on IRC, and I'm currently camped out in #pywikipediabot if
you'd like to ping me to discuss further.
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