On Fri, 2013-02-22 at 11:24 -0500, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
I can make and push tarballs without involving Chris.
But yes, we need to discuss policy, and start setting expectations, etc.
<tl;dr>: There's now a "Backport_to_Stable" dropdown in Bugzilla for
backporting requests. Set it to "?" if you strongly feel that a fix
should be backported.
As a first step, I've set up a dropdown menu (a "flag" in Bugzilla
terminology) called "Backport_to_Stable" for the Bugzilla products
"MediaWiki" and "MediaWiki extensions" which can be seen in bug
below the "Web browser" and "Mobile Platform" dropdown menus.
A backport request to a stable branch for an existing bugfix can be
demanded by anybody who has "editbugs" permissions in Bugzilla (that's
most of the users) by setting that flag to "?".
Somebody can then either refuse the request by setting the flag to "-",
or backport the bugfix and afterwards set the flag to "+".
This is entirely independent from the status of the bug report.
As searching for flags is not trivial I have also shared saved queries
for all three flag states. If interested, you can get these queries
displayed in your Bugzilla sidebar under "Saved Searches" by going to
searching for the three "Backport_Stable" queries, enabling the "Show in
Footer" checkbox, and clicking the "Submit Changes" button at the
Obviously there are still several open policy questions to sort out, but
we've got to start somewhere.
Andre Klapper | Wikimedia Bugwrangler