[meta-freescale] maintainer for imx53qsb

Otavio Salvador otavio at ossystems.com.br
Thu Mar 13 06:33:57 PDT 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Daiane.Angolini at freescale.com
<Daiane.Angolini at freescale.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Trevor Woerner [mailto:trevor.woerner at linaro.org]
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:36 AM
>> To: Angolini Daiane-B19406; meta-freescale at yoctoproject.org
>> Subject: Re: [meta-freescale] maintainer for imx53qsb
>> Hi,
>> Are there any published maintainer procedures/responsibilities?
> I´m happy you have questioned that!
>> I realize it might be best to not be too stringent on these requirements,
>> but on the other hand it seems as though maintainers are free to define
>> whatever they feel is enough, which might be "nothing" ;-)
>> More seriously, a maintainer could decide booting core-image-minimal and
>> seeing a login prompt is enough. This would be setting the bar quite low.
> The maintainer is the person that will have the Minerva/casting vote when we face a deadlock.
> S/he is responsible to keep the things working. For those boards in meta-fsl-arm-extra, it´s
> much more easy to understand, because maintainer is the one who keeps kernel updated, u-boot tested/working.
> For meta-fsl-arm boards it´s lightly different, as 'who' keeps kernel updated is Freescale.
> It´s not a matter of "what is supported", because anyone can add support for anything. But a matter of
> keeping the gears spinning.
>> Maybe for each board a matrix could be maintained whereby the maintainer is
>> free to do as few or as many things from the list of potential items?
>> At the very least, we'd have a better definition of what "maintained"
>> would mean for each board. Even better: if instructions were available
>> describing how to build and test each line item, then everyone could
>> benefit!
> In addition, we want maintainers help for some "maintainer work" we face in our day-by-day, as example:
> Keep release notes updated
> Keep test cycle updated
> Keep the most usual images building and booting
> You can see here [1] the goals we had in last release (1.6). It´s supposed that *at least* the maintainer
> have tested all those items for her/him board.
> When a build error is faced, the maintainer will "fix" it. For those guys with kernel control (meta-fsl-arm-extra)
> is expected that they properly fix the kernel issue (when it´s a kernel issue). But anything out of our control
> should be work-rounded anyway.
> [1] http://freescale.github.io/doc/release-notes/1.5/index.html#goals
> Otavio, did I miss anything?

No; I think this is a good summary of the duties involved in being a
board maintainer.

Trevor, are you up for the task?

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