manual delegation to any user as an option

Stephen Finucane stephenfinucane at
Sat Sep 10 05:39:16 AEST 2016

On 08 Sep 17:41, Thomas Monjalon wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to talk about the following commit:
> 	Allow assigning of any user as delegate
> It can result to a very large list of people in the drop down.
> It is cool that we can use a kind of autocomplete to find someone,
> but it would be better if it was alphabetically sorted.

Yeah, it isn't ideal as things stand. AFAIK, the ozlabs instance has
that particular patch reverted. However, I'm hoping to fix it by
reworking that page slightly before 2.0 is released. There's a bug
marked upstream [1], and I hope to switch to an AJAX-based search box.

> I also wonder if people really want to appear publicly in this list.
> That's why I think it would even better to have an opt-in per-user.

I could see reasons for wanting this, but having a "don't index me"
option isn't something I could see being viable/useful. This
information is already available, either through screenscraping
Patchwork or parsing mbox files from an archive.

> Finally some projects may choose to make things simpler and classify
> patches only automatically or to maintainers (the old behaviour).
> For those projects, a global option to enable/disable user delegation
> would be great.

Not a bad idea. I'll consider that in the above work.



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