Feature request: delegating patches to others than maintainers

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at 6wind.com
Tue Jul 21 18:20:38 AEST 2015


2015-07-21 09:30, Thomas Petazzoni:
> On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:20:52 +0800, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes. In my "profile", it says:
>   Contributor to buildroot, crosstool-ng, devicetree-bindings,
>   linux-gpio, linux-i2c, linux-ide, linux-imx, linux-mtd, linux-pci,
>   linuxppc-dev, netdev, netfilter-devel, patchwork, rtc-linux,
>   sparclinux, uboot.
> So apparently patchwork is able to know to which project I posted at
> least one patch. So maybe you can show only the users that have
> contributed at least one patch in the project?
> Or simply we need a new flag for users, like "maintainers" but that
> doesn't give them the right to manipulate all patches, only the ones
> that have been delegated to them.

There may be too much contributors.
Other solution: a combo box which combines a free text zone with a
drop-down box. The text zone would be used as a filter. It's already
done in that way to filter patches by submitter.
If the text zone is empty, the maintainers could be suggested in the
delegate list.


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