[Kde-scm-interest] the permissions confusion

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Sat Dec 12 21:04:57 CET 2009

On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 02:46:46PM -0500, Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> On 12/12/2009 1:48 PM, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 07:12:13PM +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> >> On Saturday 12. December 2009 19.02.14 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> >>> Whoopsie! Looks like this project has chosen to restrict commit
> >>> access.
> >>>
> >> Then it would not be a kde-developers project.
> >>
> > well, actually, most likely it would. the hook would allow
> > foo-developers through without a question, while kde-developers
> > would get the blurb. after all, the restricted group still needs the
> > ability to force a push, and kde-developers is just perfect for
> > that.
> But why? I honestly don't understand it. Why, if the fix needs to go
> in, couldn't the kde-developer person simply submit a merge request to
> foo-developers? Isn't that kind of the point?
the concept simply has to have a "backdoor", otherwise there is no way
it would be accepted by the kde community. heck, i myself would refuse
it otherwise. after all, the ability to quickly fix compilation (and not
have everyone do the same until a maintainer does it) is one of the "key
features" of the "kde way" of handling the repository. so as far as i'm
concerend, it's just a matter of latency. for some others, it is
probably a matter of culture or ideology.

> To me it seems like the situation you are describing is something we
> already have a system for dealing with...what am I missing here?
we have that problem only for acl-protected areas, which are a few.
i'm proposing a "soft acl" to be able to have more acls without
disturbing legitimate exceptional workflows too much.

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