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On 01/28/2012 03:57 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:33 AM, Pacho Ramos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Was reviewing http://dev.gentoo.org/devaway/ and I have seen
>> there are a lot of obsolete messages. Could you take a look and
>> verify don't have an old .away file in your homes
> Might not hurt to generally consider the usefulness of .away
> messages in general. If you have one and it doesn't really convey
> anything useful, then it might as well not be there.
> If Gentoo is something you only sporadically work at, and you plan
> on being that way for years, and you carefully control your
> responsibilities accordingly, I'm not sure it is necessary to
> advertise the fact.
> If you normally have one level of availability, and it is going to
> be different for some reasonable period of time, then it is useful
> so that people know what is going on.
> Useful messages: "I'm on vacation until Feb 8th - check with other
> team members in the meantime." "Just started a new job - bear with
> me while I hand off responsibilities / get back on my feet in a few
> Less useful message: "My job comes first - will not have much time
> for Gentoo for the next 30 years but I'll do what I can."
> If things are changing .away is a great tool. If things are going
> to impact your level of Gentoo contribution for a long time the
> best thing to do is to just change your level of involvement to
> suit. Probably not good to be the project lead for Chromium if you
> can only look for updates twice a year, and so on. If you maintain
> three packages and do the odd arch test and your teammates
> generally know that, no real need to advertise - just watch for bug
> emails and comment on anything that looks urgent...
This has been discussed in the paste and the result was this bug
report. But these people who have long standing devaways are not
participating on our lists therefore these threads ends up in /dev/null.
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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