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From: Matthias Schniedermeyer <>
To: Stefan Richter <>
Cc: Richard Knutsson <>,
Subject: Re: [RFC] How to (automatically) find the correct maintainer(s)
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 01:01:17 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Stefan Richter wrote:
> On 14 Jan, Richard Knutsson wrote:
>>(Really liked the idea to have a "Maintainer"-button 
>>next to "Help" in *config)
> Rhetorical question: What will this button be used for?

Having "all(tm)" information of something in one place?
Help-Text and Dependencies/Selects are already there.
I think adding the Maintainers-data is more or less a logical next step.

It's not always clear from the MAINTAINERS-file who is the right person
for what. Especially as it is a rather large text-file with only
mediocre search-friendlieness. It's a 3.5 K-lines file!

So when you know that you have a problem with drivers X, wouldn't it be
great if you could just "go to" the driver in *config and see not only
the Help-Text but the Maintainers-Data also.
And you can place "Fallback"-Maintainers-Data on Tree-Parents, for the
cases where you only can pinpoint a area, like when you have a problem
with a USB-device.

I can ask a rhetorical question too:
Why not go back to Having a huge X K-Lines file with
everything in one file can't be that bad. It worked before!

Bis denn

Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as
bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No, the Real Programmer
wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor -- complicated,
cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-01-15  0:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-13 16:30 Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 17:16 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 19:18   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-13 20:15     ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 23:33       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  1:00         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14  1:02           ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-14 21:28           ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 22:44             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:39               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:06                 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-13 20:03 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-13 23:41   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14  0:04     ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-14 21:42       ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:04         ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15  0:01           ` Matthias Schniedermeyer [this message]
2007-01-15  0:43             ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 18:01               ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-15 20:05                 ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-15 20:21                   ` Richard Knutsson
2007-01-14 23:36         ` Matthias Schniedermeyer
2007-01-22 19:56 ` Andrew Morton

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