Patchwork user permissions

Jeremy Kerr jk at
Wed Mar 30 18:28:18 EST 2011

Hi Mauro,

> 1) I'm using facilities for Patchwork. As a project owner, I
> cannot give anyone else any extra permission. I'm forced to contact
> manager, if I want do do it;

This is what I'm planning to address: allow 'lead' maintainers to add/remove 
other maintainers from a project.

However (as you say in your second point), all maintainers currently have 
permissions to edit the state of all patches. To deal with this, it would be 
feasible to (set by a per-project flag) allow non-lead maintainers to update 
only the patches that are delegated to them.

I'm not totally convinced that this is necessary though; do you not trust your 
sub-maintainers to refrain from editing patches that they shouldn't? Or is 
there another reason for this protection?

As for the comments on a set of patches - we'd need to define 'groups' of 
patches to attach the comment to. Simply delegating the patches does not 
create any association between them.

Would it work to add a 'note' to bundles instead? This way, you could select a 
bunch of patches, create a (public) bundle, add a note to the bundle and then 



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