Feature request: delegating patches to others than maintainers

Jeremy Kerr jk at ozlabs.org
Tue Jul 21 15:20:52 AEST 2015

Hi Thomas,

> Currently, Patchwork only allows to delegate patches to developers who
> are registered as "maintainers" of the project in Patchwork. This is a
> bit annoying as "maintainers" in the Patchwork sense have the power to
> change the state of *any* patch.
> In the context of the Buildroot project, it would sometimes be nice to
> delegate the handling of a patch to a certain developer (who is neither
> the submitter of the patch nor a maintainer of the project).
> So do you think it would be possible to adjust the Delegate logic so
> that maintainers can delegate to all developers of the project, and
> once a patch has been delegated to a given developer, this develop gets
> the same rights as the submitter of the patch (i.e can change the
> status of the patch) ?

Yeah, that definitely sounds reasonable.

The trick will be to to work out how to integrate this into the UI, so
you don't end up with a select-box with 1360 users to scroll through.
That shouldn't be too difficult though.



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