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Old 08-31-2010, 09:30 AM
"Arttu V."
 
Default Improve devaway system

On 8/31/10, Markos Chandras <hwoarang@gentoo.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 08:03:21AM +0000, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
>>
>> How about this as an idea:
>> 1. Include a parsaable return date I suggest ("Returning:YYYY/MM/DD",
>> "Returning:Unknown")
>> 2. Automated emails when:
>> 2.1. It's after the return date (weekly).
> Ok but what about the Returning:Unknown? An idea is to send him an automated
> email after 60 days or so.
>> 2.2. You start committing again.
> People ( including me ) might be 'away' and do commits from time to time.
> That
> doesn't prove that they are active. E.g. If there is a security bump, then I
> might pop up and do it and then disappear again :-)
>
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:15 PM
Mike Frysinger
 
Default Improve devaway system

On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 04:03:21 Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> I'll fully admit that I neglected to remove my last .away until I
> double-checked earlier today.

apparently i'd left mine too since OLS
-mike
 
Old 08-31-2010, 08:08 PM
Angelo Arrifano
 
Default Improve devaway system

On 31-08-2010 10:03, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 11:13:15PM +0200, Michael Weber wrote:
>> Hello fellow developers.
>>
>> On 08/30/2010 04:20 PM, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:
>>> Sounds good to me, but I'd actually be more interested in having
>>> something the other way around; i.e. monitoring for activity in
>>> commits, bugzilla, IRC and maybe the -dev mailing list to see if
>>> people are still active and send them a message to encourage them to
>>> set devaway if they haven't been active in, say, 15 days.
>>
>> I think the intention was to force actually active developers to
>> remove their out-of-date .away message, which isn't very representative
>> for the project.
> .away age statistics, as of right now (2010/08/31, 07:27 UTC).
> - 53 developers with .away files.
> - Oldest: 2007/Mar/01 (1278.8 days old).
> - Mean: 153 days old.
> - Median: 55.5 days.
> - First, Third quartiles: 23.3, 136.5 days.
>
> What do the numbers mean? My opinion looking at them is that MOST
> developers are using the .away system correctly, however some developers
> just have forgotten to remove old .away files (they claimed they would
> be back by a date, and commits started up after that).
>
> I'll fully admit that I neglected to remove my last .away until I
> double-checked earlier today.

Yes, it was my case also. I thought I removed it though, but it was just
my memory playing tricks.

Thanks for raising the thread
>
> How about this as an idea:
> 1. Include a parsaable return date I suggest ("Returning:YYYY/MM/DD",
> "Returning:Unknown")
> 2. Automated emails when:
> 2.1. It's after the return date (weekly).
> 2.2. You start committing again.
>

Notifying about the away state when you commit, sounds great.
 
Old 09-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Petteri Räty
 
Default Improve devaway system

On 08/31/2010 11:03 AM, Robin H. Johnson wrote:
> How about this as an idea:
> 1. Include a parsaable return date I suggest ("Returning:YYYY/MM/DD",
> "Returning:Unknown")
> 2. Automated emails when:
> 2.1. It's after the return date (weekly).
> 2.2. You start committing again.

Sounds good:
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=338829

Regards,
Petteri
 

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