manual delegation to any user as an option

Thomas Monjalon thomas.monjalon at
Sat Sep 10 17:47:32 AEST 2016

2016-09-09 20:39, Stephen Finucane:
> 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.

It is also reverted on

> 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.

I was talking about patchwork users who do not participate on the
mailing list and do not want to appear anywhere.

> > 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.

Thanks Stephen

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